Friday, December 18, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Highly Stylized

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Highly Stylized 

I'll admit that I had a little bit of trouble with this one at first because I wasn't entirely sure what counted as 'stylized.' After some Googling, however, I think I've got it, so I decided to pick a small variety of covers that I think fit this topic pretty well. I took stylized to have the meaning of non-realistic forms of real objects, so more abstract or simplistic styles of things, which I think there are some small elements of (somewhat) on these covers, at least in my opinion. What do you think of these choices?

2018 Harper Perennial | 2019 Thomas Nelson | 2020 Balzer + Bray

2020 Tor | 2018 William Morrow | 2018 Little, Brown and Company

2015 Tor | 2016 Scribner | 2019 MacMillan 

My choice(s):
I'm not even going to try to pick a favorite because I really love most of these covers!

What cover(s) do you like the most!?


  1. Oh, I love so many of these, too! I might go with Deeplight simply for the blue!

  2. Ha ha I also Googled stylized even though I knew what it meant. I think you picked awesome covers! I've always loved Deeplight and its my favorite of the bunch.

    1. I went back and forth SO much on whether a cover would be considered highly stylized or not, haha!