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25 Book Cover Designs That Fly Off the Shelf

People usually judge a book by its cover. That is the reason why book publishers spend a lot of time and resources to come up with interesting book cover designs. A good book cover design should be interesting enough to make potential readers intrigued by its content and make them buy the book to read it further. A lot of things must be put into consideration when designing a book. Of course a good copy or title is one but the graphics such as the artwork or photographs  used, the choice of fonts or typeface and the color schemes are just some of the visual components of a book cover design that needs to be considered. Another thing that you should consider in the design of a book is the table of contents. We have a separate gallery featuring some of the best table of contents sample design from around the web.

To know morw about each book cover design, simply click on the preview image below. Have fun!

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If you are a graphic designer looking for inspiration in creating a book cover artwork or design, then here are 25 interesting book cover designs where you can draw inspiration from. Make sure to follow the link provided below each image to know more about each design.  You may also find more inspiring designs  from these websites.

01-Blue Planet Run
This book is about the race to provide safe drinking water to the world by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt

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02-Starting Over by Andy Serwer
Paint is the least expensive way to transform a room in one day, giving you a fresh start to decorate. The same is true with living…

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03-Notorious (An it girl novel) created by Cecily von Ziegesar

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04-Listening to Trees by A.K. Hellum
Original sketch was used to draw a tree trunk. The jacket is a one spot color job (Brown: Pantone 161U) on 80lb Rolland Opaque Natural, no varnish. The interior was printed 1/1 black ink on 55lb 100% PCW Rolland Opaque Natural. Font used: FF Seria (serif and sans) with hand drawn lettering. Cover Illustration by Natalie Olsen; Interior Illustration by A.K. Hellum.

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05-Down and Delirious in Mexico City by Daniel Hernandez
Designed by Jennifer Heu and d by Scribner, the book made use of the typeface: Berthold City and Gothic No 4.

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06-The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks
Designed by Chip Kidd

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07-American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent
Designed by Jason J. Heuer; Typeface: Whitney

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08-New edition of Make Room! Make Room!
The classic novel of an overpopulated future by Harry Harrison.

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09-Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me
Designed by Paul Sahre

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10-Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Designed bygray318, this book cover design made use of handmade fonts.

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11-The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Designed by Will Staehle and made use of the typeface Agency.

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12-The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Photography by Patrik Giardino/Corbis.  Typeface: Knockout

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13-Decoding the Universe by Charles Seife
Designed by Herb Thornby

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14-Starring New York by Stanley Corkin
Font used: Avant Garde

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15-English as She Is Spoke by José da Fonseca
Typeface: Clarendon

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16-Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Designed by Yelen Yentus
Photographer: John Saponara
Typefaces: Memimas, FF DIN, hand lettered fonts

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17-The Toothpick by Henry Petroski
Designer: Buchanan-Smith LLC
Typeface: Nobel

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18-The Filth by Grant Morrison
Designer: Segura Inc.
Typeface: Helvetica

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19-Impossible Motherhood by Irene Vilar
Designed by Carin Goldberg

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20-The Double Life Is Twice As Good by Jonathan Ames
Designed by Rex Bonomelli

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21-In the Cut by Susanna Moore
Designed by Helen Yentus
Photographer: Jason Booher

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22-Moral Relativism by Steven Lukes
Designer: Henry Sene Yee
Photographer: Jon Shireman
Typeface: Trade Gothic

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23-Obsession: A History by Lennard J. Davis
Designer: Isaac Tobin
Illustrator: Lauren Nassef

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24-The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski
Designer: Chip Kidd
Photographer: Chip Kidd
Typeface: News Gothic

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25-A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
Designer: Chip Kidd™
Art_director: Steve Snider
Photographer: Geoff Spear
Typeface: VF Sans Condensed

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One Comment

  1. nice designs, I’m trying to design this kind of cover on illustrator & Photoshop.

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