With the rise in e-readers, book jacket design is rumored to become a lost art. We don't think so, but the game is certainly changing. Cool cover art still exists, but as the 25 best book jackets of 2012 show, they're trending toward bold simplicity, with high-contrast colors and giant, graphic font.

Beautiful Ruins Breasts Care of Wooden Floors Dare Me | designer: Jason Gabbert Eight Girls Taking Pictures Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm The Fish That Ate the Whale The Flame Alphabet  Gone Girl Hope: A Tragedy The Mansion of Happiness Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore No Cheating, No Dying  No One Is Here Except All of Us Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down Shout Her Lovely Namedesigner: Henry Sene Yee  Tell the Wolves I'm Home Threats  Tigers in Red Weather | designer: Lindsey Andrews The Vanishers Where'd You Go, Bernadette Yes, Chef | designer: Chelsea Cardinal

For more of our Best of 2012, check out our Top 50 Books of 2012.
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Or simply browse all of The Book Case’s Best of 2012 coverage.

ETA: some readers have asked about designer info; when available, it is displayed as you hover over the image. Designers, if your jacket appears here and is not credited, please leave a comment and let us know! If you love cover design, don't miss the excellent blog Talking Covers

What were your favorite book jackets of 2012?

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