From Cover to Cover

Barsua Bashi’s elegant book cover designs are direct and to the point. With few images and typographical elements Bashi encourages the interested readers and makes them curious to pick up a book, flip through the pages and discover the relationship between the cover design and the content of the book. She believes that: “a book cover should be inviting and attractive enough to stand out among other books on display and also easy to read and yet mysterious.” Bashi has designed many book covers for publishing houses in Iran and abroad and states that: “I am not stock to a strict style and design for all books because I believe the author and the contents of the book are more important to be highlighted than the designer. A book cover design is not a platform for acrobatic twists for designers, it should stay loyal to the content and must be humble. The designer plays a supporting role and the star is the writer. In some cover designs the designer is seen first and then the book and they become so fascinated with their style and techniques that the book covers become not legible and the subject of the book gets lost.”

Images by: Parsua Bashi© Written by Roshanak Keyghobadi, 2019. This text cannot be quoted, translated or published in part or as a whole without Roshanak Keyghobadi’s permission.
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