SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo:
The cover design for SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo was unleashed into the world this past week. I personally think it's gorgeous. I love the look of the font and the way it extends into swirls, which mirror the swirls in the cover's design. The silver swirls remind me of bare trees rising up. I love how the colors remind me of plumes of smoke. Combined with the distressed background, the colors give a dark feeling to this cover. It's also nice to see a full illustration that doesn't come out of the children's department as most do these days! This cover has a dangerous feel to it, imo.
This is yet another home run from Rich Deas, whom I interviewed in January for his design work on another Macmillan title, Marissa Meyer's CINDER.
What do you think? Do you like illustrated covers outside MG? Should more designers start swinging back this way? Or does it make you lose interest?