The Instagram effect on book covers: Bold and blocky are in


Last summer, we were thrilled to see that Millennials were actually being credited with saving something — book-cover design — versus killing it.

It stands to reason then that their bookstagram obsession would influence cover-design trends.

Vulture points out several examples of covers designed to fit well on a smartphone screen or in an online thumbnail and comments in a recent analysis.

As a counterpoint, we recommend checking out the comments on The Passive Voice’s initial sharing of this piece.