Joseph Sullivan’s Favorite book covers of 2009 at The Book Design Review blog (see also other lists in his links).
Israel told me this week about the Writers Bible for Batman: The Animated Series, and said “you should blog about it, so we can talk about it”.
Luckily, Chris Sims did it for me.
Go read his article for an executive summary, or look at the document itself. There’s lots of pretty concept art and Bruce Timm character sketches, and short, well-spaced text that tersely puts forth how they were going to make Batman awesome: