2009 Cover Art for Fantasy Books -- yes, there are still plenty of hooded figures
Every summer, Orbit Books (an SF publisher) charts the progression of fantasy cover art for the last year. Apparently 2009 saw a serious decline of damsels in distress and a rise in damsels not in distress. It was a bad year for unicorns, too. Take a look here for the whole thing. It's pretty amusing, even for an SF fan like myself.