To those of you who are a bit confused by the term, typography is basically the art of aranging types to make things look gorgeous. To put that in book cover terms: covers where the focus is on the print of the title or the author's name, rather than an image.
Take a look at these upcoming YA books (this is a bit of a Waiting on Wednesday post, as well!) and you'll see what I mean!
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Out on September 10th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books - goodreads
Black Out by Robison Wells
Out on October 1st 2013 by Harper Teen - goodreads
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Out on September 10th 2013 by Harper Teen - goodreads
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Out on August 15th 2013 by Dial - goodreads
In The After by Demitria Lunetta
Out on June 25th 2013 by Harper Teen - goodreads
Snow White Must Die by Neil Neuhaus
Only out in Australia, I'm afraid! *cries* - goodreads
Typography-focused covers are by no means a new thing, but it is rather unusual to see them in YA novels. My favourites are the covers of Not a Drop to Drink and Snow White Must Die - absolutely stunning! I have no idea when or why these covers came back into fashion, but I fully approve!