10 Noteworthy Book Cover Designs

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Obviously I disagree. Here are some clever cover designs that will make you do a double take.

The oversized commas in this minimalist design of a George Orwell classic, double (or triple?) as the ‘9’ in 1984 and a pair of all-seeing eyes, which reflect the theme of the book. Cover design by Adronauts Berlin.
The Start of Something by Stuart Dybek. The cover was designed by Suzanne Dean and Marion de Man, who used Photoshop to create the words on the pencils. (Image via: Creative Review)
Loving this clothing label book cover design by Justine Anweiler. Simple but effective.
The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin. A really pretty cover design by Janet Hansen.
The cover of Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson was designed by Matt Dorfman who used two versions of a cover design – a classic cover on top torn in half to reveal a more shocking one underneath – to convey the theme of the book.

I’m a huge fan of the use of visual vernacular, which is why I’m obsessed with this cover design by Mark Robinson.
Have you ever wanted to dive into a book? This cover design of a classic, designed by Gary Hudson gives me that feeling…
I actually have this book and its beautiful design goes beyond its cover. Its recipes are printed onto lightweight, uncoated colour paper (each section of the book is in a different colour). The book itself also came with a cotton tote bag printed with the same artwork as the cover. I just love it so much. Cover by Frost Design. (Image via: Phaidon)
This design by Chip Kidd is a just classic, old-fashioned cover design. But what gets your attention is the bright pink and blue type that covers the bottom part of the title almost like a bumper sticker, giving you a good idea of what the book is about.
I just love Alice Bowsher‘s ink illustration style and it certainly makes for a beautiful book cover.
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