|Silhouette image of|
There are all kinds of uses for silhouettes nowadays, in photography, fashion, and even in military aircraft identification. (Click that link. Pretty pictures to look at.)
Weird fact: An anagram for M. Etienne de Silhouette is "the esteemed in outline."
What follow are a few choice examples of recent YA and children's book covers that use silhouettes.
|Shutout by Brendan Halpin (FSG, 2010)|
|Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney|
(Little, Brown, release date: April 12, 2011)
|Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintero (Knopf, 2010)|
|A Most Improper Magick: The UNLadylike|
Adventures of Kat Stephenson
by Stephanie Burgis, UK cover
While we're thinking of it, here's the silhouette-less North American dust jacket for the same book (image from the author's website), retitled Kat, Incorrigible, due out in April, 2011:
Returning to the silhouette, little did Etienne know that his eponymous hobby would one day become an ad campaign image for Wyoming public libraries. To wit:
|Mud flap girl, reading|