Cover Design Love: Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin


Can we take a freaking minute to gush over a gorgeous book cover?

Everyone says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let me just tell you, my shallow a** totally does just that.

Maybe it’s the graphic designer in me, but a gorgeous (or awful) cover can make or break whether I pick up a book and read the back, which ultimately means it makes or breaks whether I even read it. Especially when I am browsing in bookstores, but even when I’m scrolling through Goodreads.

In any case, I’ve seen this cover a few times in several places, and I’m going to be honest, it is the only reason why I wanted to read the synopsis and had this book had a different cover, I probably wouldn’t even pick it up, but I want to display this on my bookshelf so badly, I’m probably going to grab a copy even though the book itself doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.

However, this book is getting such great reviews, it may just surprise me!

Without further ado, I present you with Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin


Synopsis taken from Goodreads. Find more book details here.

Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner.

But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future.

Hello, all of my favorite colors ever! I also am super into the watercolor design look right now because I’m super trendy. No shame in my game. If everyone likes something, chances are I will, too.


About the Cover Art

The cover art is by Blue Sky Design who, after stalking their website and Facebook page, I’ve decided I’m totally a fangirl of right now. Also, how mother effing adorable is that website? They do such gorgeous illustrations and book covers.

Can I also make a note that it was freaking difficult it was to find out who the cover designer was for this book without actually owning a copy yet? I had to creep on the “peek inside” feature on Amazon to check out the title page.


Cover Art Color Palette

In other news, for those of you who are color palette whores (is that even a thing?), here’s the palette for this beauty:

paintbrush color palette


Not to make things weird, but can I either BE this designer or even just be best friends with this designer?

Sorry. Sometimes I take things too far.

Anyway, go check out this book and check out Blue Sky Design as well.

Happy Reading!

Grab a Copy of Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin

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