I am in love with this revamped book cover design for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Maciej Ratajski. It features my favorite type style — fraktur, of course — in a way that makes complete sense for the subject matter. Ah, the perfect combination of form and function!
By nature, fraktur letterforms are heavy and harsh. Their angular shapes makes them appear fractured — within themselves and from other letterforms. But, normally, when combined into words and sentences, the letterforms piece together quite nicely to achieve an intriguingly beautiful effect. In the case of the book cover design, though, the fractured nature of the fraktur type has been accentuated with distortion — the elongated "n" in "Frankenstein" and the elongated "e" in "Shelley" — and with the pairing of relatively normal sans-serif letterforms. The resulting shattered yet cobbled together type treatment perfectly illustrates the concept of the pieced together creation that is Frankenstein's monster.