Top 5 Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday : Title Fonts on Covers


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

Hey guys, Stephanie here to present you with my top five favorite title fonts on covers. Now this is a tough one being a graphic designer I’m very VERY picky about my covers, and fonts can usually make or break if for me. So here we go! It’s a top 5 in no specific order by the way!

1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes  – So I love the cover art alone on this but the font on the cover is beautiful, strong and bold just like the characters inside. I love the whole feel of the font, just something deadly (with the sharp ending at the bottom of the letters), something shiny and something just like I said, bold.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – GAH THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. As is the cover font and I love the use of higherarchy where the not so important words are smaller and the more emphatic words are. It’s one of my favorite little tricks in typography it’s the best! I love the use of it especially paired with this font because it’s so block and chunky and big it’s a good contrast around the swirl of that vine.

3. Landline by Rainbow Rowell – Landline I love because it’s a bit more fun and a play on the whole telephone cord! Super clever!

4. Jackaby by William Ritter – So I don’t have this book but MY GOODNESS the script on this cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love it and I always want to just instabuy this one.

5. Six of Crows  by Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows is another I don’t have, but it’s really good use of swirls and keeping it subtle and clean.

What are some of your favorite cover fonts?






  • TheQuirkyBookNerd

    These are all absolutely fantastic choices! I had Jackaby on my list as well. Easily one of my favorite title fonts and covers of all-time! I also particularly like the typography used for A Court of Thorns and Roses and Landline. Great post! :)

  • onlytruemagic

    The only thing that bugs me about the Six of Crows typography is that the A in Leigh Bardugo’s last name is weirdly emphasized? If it was supposed to be intentional (like A Six of Crows), then the A is not centered or large enough to really show that.

  • Stephanie

    It could be some meaning we don’t know about yet. But I do think the rest of the title is very well made. I could see why it could be an annoyance and not knowing if it’s intentional or what the intention of that “A” is. But I really do like the font. And the way it’s been used.

  • onlytruemagic

    Oh, don’t get me wrong, because I totally agree that the typography on the cover is beautiful! I just majored in Media Arts and Design in college and little things like that jump out at me. (;

  • Stephanie

    Yeah, I’m a Graphic Designer, so that jumped out at me too. But I always assume things like that are there for a purpose. Yay for being Designers!

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