I Spy a Silhouette… on a Book Cover!

September 25th, 2017 by

I love studying the artwork on book covers, and a theme I’ve noticed popping up once in a while is silhouettes: book characters represented by just a shape against the background.

The decision by publishers and/or authors to do this is sometimes very smart because it allows readers of all backgrounds to potentially identify with the book characters, and it often makes the book cover iconic. After all, most of us know who these guys are:

Check out some of my favorite book covers featuring silhouetted characters:


Do you have a style of book cover that you like a lot? Let me know in the comments below!

— Nancy

Nancy has a really big head, so if she were ever represented in silhouette, her head would look like… a watermelon.

Okay, that’s probably too harsh. She’d be a cantaloupe.

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