34 Most Creative Book Covers You Have To See -DesignBump

Books are one of those items that need to have an brilliantly designed cover in order to attract readers and buyers. The book cover needs to provide a specific emotion and imagery so the viewer can get a good sense of what the story might be about before reading the blurb. So people can pick up the book and start reading, plain book covers don’t provide anything (unless the book is well known) and it’s essential to have a front cover that stands out.

There are many great designers out there to look through if you’re looking for some book cover inspiration. If you don’t have the time to browse bookshops for hours looking for book cover designs to inspire you, these thirty four most brilliantly designed book covers should help you out – there are so many book cover styles to see like typography, character design, landscape art and many more which tell a story in their own way!

 

Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli

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Penguin

Design by Luke Pearson

The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum

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Penguin

Design by Dana Tanamachi

Alice in Wonderland By Lewis Carrol

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Puffin Books

Design By Dana Tanamachi

The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace

The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace
Pantheon

Design by Linda Huang.

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce
Doubleday

Design by Emily Mahon.

Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch

Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch
HarperCollins

Design by Milan Bozic.

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row
Riverhead

Design by Oliver Munday.

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno
McSweeney’s

Design by Sunra Thompson.

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Julianna Lee.

The Arsonist by Sue Miller

The Arsonist by Sue Miller
Knopf

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Coffee House Press

Design by W. H. Chong.

Euphoria by Lily King

Euphoria by Lily King
Atlantic Monthly Press

Design by Chin Yee Lai.

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Timothy Goodman.

You by Caroline Kepnes

You by Caroline Kepnes
Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Design by Natalie Sousa.

Amnesia by Peter Carey

Amnesia by Peter Carey
Faber & Faber

Design by Alex Kirby.

The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara

The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara
New Directions

Design by Paul Sahre.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Riverhead

Design by Janet Hansen.

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
Harper

Design by Richard Ljoenes.

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
Mulholland Books

Design by Keith Hayes.

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir
Crown

Design by Eric White.

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein
Verso Books

Design by Matt Dorfman.

Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer

Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer
Melville House

Design by Christopher Brian King.

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

Half Bad by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green
Viking Juvenile

Design by Tim Green (Faceout Studio).

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
Crown

Design by Elena Giavaldi.

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead

Design by Helen Yentus.

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Devin Washburn.

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Eric Nyquist

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
Pantheon

Design by Joan Wong.

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn
Faber & Faber

Design by Darren Wall.

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
FSG Originals

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Patrick Leger.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Canongate

Art direction and design by Rafi Romaya, illustration by Yehrin Tong.

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus
Knopf

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball
Pantheon

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

Us by David Nicholls

Us by David Nicholls
Harper

Design direction by Jarrod Taylor.