No two books are the same when you take a look at a bookshop shelf. Print finishers get the print product into shape in a variety of ways.
When it comes to the design and layout of books, publishers from industry and publishing companies often demonstrate a high degree of innovativeness, creativity and competence. Not without reason: As is well known, editions at the point of sale are best sold via the “exterior,” i.e. via the title cover.
Books distinguished annually by the Book Art Foundation (see photos) attract positive attention with regard to experiments in design compared to the titles available in stationary and online bookstores. However, one thing is certain: “External” features, be it a hardcover or softcover book, the feel of the material, the coloring and finishing of the book case are always important.