Monday, April 5, 2010

Book Cover Design


I must admit, I recently broke the first rule of how to judge a book. I bought The Humbling by Philip Roth entirely because I liked the cover.
Here's some more beautifully designed book covers.

4 comments:

denise nestor said...

I think that nowadays you can totally judge a book by its cover. I do it all the time! This one is great :)

emma rowe said...

Me too, I have three copies of one book two of other and so on, I m very bold for that, but I only do it if I really love the book

Jane O Sullivan said...

and me !
books are so special to me and if the cover istoo .... all the better.
I have some vintage ones displayed just for the covers and often not whats in them :)
I can see why you like the one above claire
Check out ....
http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com/
for totally esoteric and often very inspiring book illustration

ryan van runkle said...

For me the cover is the mirror. The cover of a book mirrors the text and establishes the aesthetic. With so many books how does one choose! I, too, go off what a book looks likes-- it's the same with people. Whether that's good or bad (with people and books) I'm not sure, just modern living I suppose. That Roth cover works for me because it mirrors what I take to be Roth's later style: spare, a little un peaceful, driven but without being over committed. No doubt a book to put on the list!