It’s a new year. Time to pause, reflect, and look back on the year that was. Specifically, what was up with some of 2010’s cover designs?
Here are our nominations for the worst of the worst. Please submit your own! The best (that is, the most eye-searingly terrible) submissions will receive our utmost admiration, and perhaps a guttural cry of fear.
By Bob Woodward
Obama’s wars apparently involve an army of tiny photoshopped heads. The back cover is just as bad: a random assemblage of snapshots. Was this book designed by someone’s high school yearbook committee?
The Demon’s Covenant
By Sarah Rees Brennan
“All right, so cut out a photo of one of Shakira’s backup dancers, then put her in a circle of blue cellophane like the stuff that came on that sweet gift basket I got from Bath and Body Works. And you’re done! No? Okay, add some rocks or something.”
Cool Colleges 101
From James Dean to this: the decline of cool.
Be sure to check back later this week when we’ll reveal our favorite covers of 2010!