No doubt influenced by the JabbaWockeeZ meteoric rise to hip-hop dance crew fame (I’m kidding) (sort of), children’s and YA book covers are seeking to pop and lock their way into readers hands by taking long words, capitalizing the letters, maxing out the font size, and breaking them into chunks. Lovers of phonics everywhere are calling this technique MAG NI FI CENT!
First, the inspiration:
And now the covers:
Side by side:
For the uninitiated, a JabbaWockeeZ video: