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Great Book Cover Designs – The Bookcase No.6

Published Aug 8, 2022
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Yes, it’s OK to judge a book by its cover.

If you’re anything like us, sometimes you do buy a book (or two) just because that cover looks so damn good. Here are some of our recent favorites.

Cover image: The New Guys cover design by Adly Elewa

Palmares by Gayl Jones

Art director Nico Taylor interlocks chains and floral elements to produce a dramatic image for the cover of Palmares, a novel by Gayl Jones.

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Kremlinology of Kisses by Barbara Bleiman

Award-winning book cover designer Alex Kirby powerfully combines the use of colour, typography and symmetry to create this cover for Barbara Bleiman’s Kremlinology of Kisses.

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Edge of Order – Daniel Libeskind

New York-based graphic designer Alex Merto utilises a transparent slip cover to produce an interesting reveal effect for Edge of Order – a showcase of renowned architect Daniel Libeskind’s work.

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The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams

Emily Mahon created this clever and playful combination of illustration and photography for The Liar’s Dictionary, a novel by Eley Williams.

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This Weightless World by Adam Soto

Excellent use of color contrast and iridescent effects on this cover for This Weightless World, designed by Tyler Comrie.

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We, Robots by Curtis White

Adly Elewa created this sharp and minimalist cover for We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data, a book by Curtis white.

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Looker: A Novel by Laura Sims

Art director and illustrator Jaya Miceli designed this striking cover for Laura Sim’s Looker novel, featuring vigorous brush strokes obscuring a female figure.

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Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton by Benjamin Wardhaugh

Jo Walker is an award-winning book jacket designer and the art director of Pushkin Press. Her cover for this biography is a fantastic collage of geometric shapes and vintage illustrations.

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How the World Thinks by Julian Baggini

James Paul Jones produced this tapestry of intricate patterns to illustrate How the World Thinks, a book by Julian Baggini covering the history of philosophy across the globe.

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When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen

Art director and freelance illustrator Kelly Blair created this intriguing cover for Sofi Oksanen’s novel When the Doves Disappeared.

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