Great Book Cover Designs – The Bookcase No.8
Published Feb 10, 2023
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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: George Orwell Collection by Rafael Nobre Studio
The Red of my Blood by Clover Stroud
Designer and art director Anna Morrison created this vibrant design for Clover Stroud’s The Red of my Blood, an emotionally powerful story about tragedy, loss, and renewed hope.
The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao
Art director James Iacobelli produced this striking cover featuring an abstract painted portrait for Tiffany Tsao’s The Majesties, a dark and captivating psychological thriller that follows the story of a mysterious family.
Raptor: A Journey through Birds by James Macdonald Lockhart
We love this clean, minimalistic cover by art director and book jacket designer Jo Walker. The elegantly balanced design was created for James Macdonald Lockhart’s book Raptor, a delightful look into the world of birds that takes readers on a journey through the British landscape.
Nomadic Homes by Philip Jodidio
American designer and illustrator Russ Gray created this gorgeous artwork for the cover of Philip Jodidio’s Nomadic Homes, a volume exploring some of the most incredible examples of homes on the move, from Airstream trailers to lavish houseboats.
George Orwell Collection
Brazilian graphic designer Rafael Nobre. produced this outstanding box set for a George Orwell collection published by Editora Nova Fronteira. Rafael was responsible for the entire project, including packaging, book covers and editorial design.
The Guest Lecture by Martin Riker
Artist and designer Kelly Winton created this colorful illustrated cover for Martin Riker’s The Guest Lecture, a novel that tells the story a young feminist economist, as she anxiously prepares to give a speech on John Maynard Keynes to a peculiar audience.
Toad by Katherine Dunn
Designer and illustrator Lydia Ortiz worked in collaboration with art director June Park to produce this remarkable illustrated cover for Toad, by Katherine Dunn. The novel is a darkly humorous and intensely grotesque take on the human experience, and an ode to the author’s time as a student at Reed College in the late ’60s.
The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell
NYC-based designer Stephanie Ross created this clever cardboard and paper composition to illustrate the cover of Lee Conell’s debut novel The Party Upstairs. The thrilling narrative takes place in New York City and follows an interesting story that unfolds in the course of a single day.
Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen
Designed by UK-based creative director Suzanne Dean with illustrations by Carnovsky, this fantastic RGB cover for Book of Numbers has the ability to transform as it interacts with different chromatic stimulus. It is also cleverly designed to open out fully into a large circular poster.
All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld
Joan Wong designed this beautiful broken grid composition for the cover of Evie Wyld’s novel All the Birds Singing, a narrative set in rural Britain which follows the story of Jake White, a loner haunted by her past and current terrors.
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