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SVA Faculty and Alumni Design the ‘Best Book Covers of 2016’
December 9, 2016 by Ken Switzer

The art director of The New York Times Book Review recently released his picks for the “Best Book Covers of 2016” and of the 12 selected, five of them were designed by members of the SVA community: BFA Design faculty members John Gall, Paul Sahre and Rachel Willey (BFA 2012 Graphic Design), and alumni Janet Hansen (BFA 2007 Graphic Design) and Adalis Martinez (BFA 2013 Design). Check out their book covers below.

"Beautiful Gravity", a novel by Martin Hyatt.
Designed by John Gall.
Upside down book cover "But What If We're Wrong? Chuck Klosterman"
Designed by Paul Sahre.
A novel with a pattern of various shapes and colors.
Designed by Rachel Willey.
The cover of a book
Designed by Janet Hansen.
Five red matchsticks stand in a line.
Designed by Adalis Martinez.

This summer, SVA ran "Cover Stories," a series featuring authors and designers talking about their book covers. In addition to Janet Hansen's cover for Rebecca Schiff's The Bed Moved, the series included past designs by Hansen (Steven Millhauser's Voices in the Night), Martinez (Christian Kracht's Imperium) and Willey (Alex Mar's Witches of America), all of which were included on the Times' "Best Book Covers of 2015" list.

Congratulations to the award-winning alumni and faculty.

For the full New York Times Book Review "Best Book Covers of 2016" list, click here.