90 Beautiful Book Cover Design in Different Style

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“A picture says a thousand words” – these words have been written on book cover and I think it’s really the truth. The book cover is one element that usually catches the most attention of the readers and visual memorisation is the strongest one. Without reading the entire book, you could be able to get the concept of the story just by looking at the book cover design.

In this post, I compiled a list of beautiful book cover designs created in a lot of different style such as photo-based, typographic, and black & white. Hope this showcase will inspire you in creating your own unique book cover. Get inspired!

Photo-Based Book Cover

1. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi

2. American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent

3. This I Believe Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

4. The Tourists by Jeff Hobbs

5. Calamity and Other Stories by Daphne Kalotay

6. Seventeen Seventeen Jerome by Richard Thornley

7. Under the Dome by Stephen King

8. Johnny Mad Dog by Emmanuel Dongala

9. Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

10. The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo by Darrin Doyle

11 . The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

12. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

13. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate

14. The Pieces from Berlin by Michael Pye

15. At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

16. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

17. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

18. Experience by Martin Amis

19. Why Kerouac Matters by John Leland

20. Empire Rising by Thomas Kelly

21. Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough

22. The Essential Tales of Chekhov Edited by Richard Ford

23. The Distaff Side by Elizabeth Palmer

24. The River Wife by Jonis Agee

25. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy

26. Black Seconds by Karin Fossum

27. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman

28. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

29. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

30. Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’Easter by Lisa Patton

Typographic – Based Book Cover

31 . Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

32. Eight Weeks of Bruce by Maya Contreras

33. Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

34. Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme by Tracy Daugherty

35. Jenny & The Jaws of Life by Jincy Willett

36. Lose Weight Through Great Sex With Celebrities by Colin McEnroe

37. Man Alone With Himself by Friedrich Nietzsche

38. Nice Big American Baby by Judy Budnitz

39. Nocturno de Chile by Roberto Bolano

40. Outer Dark by Outer Dark

41. Slagschaduw by Harmen Boerboom

42. Stone by Adam Roberts

43. The American Civil War by John Keegan

44. The Areas Of My Expertise by John Hodgman

45. The Future Of An Illusion by Sigmund Freud

46. Last Magazine by David Renard

47. The Next Hundred Million – America In 2050 by Joel Kotkin

48. What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

49. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead by David Shields

50.Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris

51. Astonishing Splashes Of Colour by Clare Morrall

52. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

53. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

54. I’m OK by Thomas Harris

55. Love Today by Maxim Biller

56. Oh The Glory Of It All by Sean Wilsey

57. The Angry Island by A.A. Gill

58. The End by Marq de Villiers

59. The Last Days Of Publishing by Tom Engelhardt

60. The Lost Art Of Walking by Geoff Nicholson

61. The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb by Jonny Glynn

62. The Unabridged Pocket Book Of Lightning by Jonathan Safran Foer

63. What Is All This by Stephen Dixon

Black and White – Based Book Cover

64. Pass Thru Fire: The Collected Lyrics by Lou Reed

65. You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

66. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

67. Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey

68. Portraits by A. J. Liebling

69. Beromda Bocker by Bokförlaget DN

70. Confessions of a Mask by H. Mishima

71. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes by Jim Holt

72. Eternal Light by Paul McAuley

73. Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

74. Eon by Greg Bear

75. Ringworld by Larry Niven

76. Last And First Men by Olaf Stapledon

77. Ilium by Dan Simmons

78. The Trial by Franz Kafka

79. Violence by Slavoj Zizek

80. Players by Don Delillo

81. Type Addicted by Victionary

82. The Pesthouse by Jim Crace

83. Everything You Know by Zoe Heller

84. Competition by James Case

85. High: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler by Brian O’Dea

86. The Man Suit by Zachary Schomburg

87.  The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane

88. Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan … and the World by Courtney Humphries

89. The Boat by Nam Le

90. The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays by Albert Camus

Your book cover can really represent what you are writing and what you really are. It is a form a communication to your target readers so choose and design the right book cover that you will use.

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12 Comments Best Comments First
  • Parsleybrain

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 03:11

    3

    Well, as far as I know the purpose of the book cover design is to make me want to get that book literally into my hands and to make me curious of what the book is all about. Lots of the shown book covers here even didn’t catch my attention, others only gave me the impression of depression…Sorry!
    And I love to take a stroll through bookstores and to wallow in all the wonderful cover designs which temp me to take the book into my hands and to feel the weight and the paper and to read what is the book all about. I think a book cover should/could be a sensual treat.

    +6
  • Alan Taylor

    Sunday, January 1st, 2012 23:15

    10

    Apart from some of the black and white it’s pretty standard student type stuff.

    +4
  • Ian Anderson

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 21:28

    12

    Loved the Arthur C Clarke tube. Brilliant.

    Nice selection and made realise (once again) that I am not going to live long enough to read all the books I would love to read. Cheers, I think!
    Stay well

    +2
  • Angeliasy

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010 21:15

    1

    Very inspired pictures. Great job !

    +2
  • unbearable

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010 20:06

    5

    I don’t quite get what’s so interesting about the “Why Kerouac Matters” by John Leland and some of the others… and a lot of them have nothing but the text, just in different variations. The easy way if you ask me.

    +1
  • Brett Widmann

    Friday, February 11th, 2011 07:53

    7

    These are really nice cover designs! Thank you!

    +1
  • Giacomo Freddi

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 09:35

    4

    Really great collection.. thanks!

    +1
  • Natsumi

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 02:11

    11

    Beautiful selection. Here’s an interview with Peter Mendelsund about the future of book design.

    +1
  • Will Sherwood

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 01:12

    2

    If you like book cover design, this is a great link.

    0
  • Atithi

    Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 06:58

    6

    very nice pictures :)

    0
  • yves

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011 08:50

    9

    Impressive graphic selection! Inspiring, thanks

    0
  • Amit

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011 08:09

    8

    nice designs………..come concepts shown beautiful on the designs………….really nice……………

    -1
  • Ian Anderson

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 21:28

    12

    Loved the Arthur C Clarke tube. Brilliant.

    Nice selection and made realise (once again) that I am not going to live long enough to read all the books I would love to read. Cheers, I think!
    Stay well

    +2
  • Natsumi

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 02:11

    11

    Beautiful selection. Here’s an interview with Peter Mendelsund about the future of book design.

    +1
  • Alan Taylor

    Sunday, January 1st, 2012 23:15

    10

    Apart from some of the black and white it’s pretty standard student type stuff.

    +4
  • yves

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011 08:50

    9

    Impressive graphic selection! Inspiring, thanks

    0
  • Amit

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011 08:09

    8

    nice designs………..come concepts shown beautiful on the designs………….really nice……………

    -1
  • Brett Widmann

    Friday, February 11th, 2011 07:53

    7

    These are really nice cover designs! Thank you!

    +1
  • Atithi

    Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 06:58

    6

    very nice pictures :)

    0
  • unbearable

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010 20:06

    5

    I don’t quite get what’s so interesting about the “Why Kerouac Matters” by John Leland and some of the others… and a lot of them have nothing but the text, just in different variations. The easy way if you ask me.

    +1
  • Giacomo Freddi

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 09:35

    4

    Really great collection.. thanks!

    +1
  • Parsleybrain

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 03:11

    3

    Well, as far as I know the purpose of the book cover design is to make me want to get that book literally into my hands and to make me curious of what the book is all about. Lots of the shown book covers here even didn’t catch my attention, others only gave me the impression of depression…Sorry!
    And I love to take a stroll through bookstores and to wallow in all the wonderful cover designs which temp me to take the book into my hands and to feel the weight and the paper and to read what is the book all about. I think a book cover should/could be a sensual treat.

    +6
  • Will Sherwood

    Friday, November 5th, 2010 01:12

    2

    If you like book cover design, this is a great link.

    0
  • Angeliasy

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010 21:15

    1

    Very inspired pictures. Great job !

    +2

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