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Designing Book Covers: The advantage of designing covers for a series/collection of books is that you can approach it like so…" Designed by New-York based Cardon Webb for Oliver Sacks. Via Design Milk.

Hotheads (Pocket Penguins 70's S.)

Hotheads Author: Steven Pinker Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Designer: Smith Gilmour Art_director: Jim Stoddart Art_director: John Hamilton Typeface: Hand Lettered

Cardon Webb, unused cover comp for Anchor, 2012.

Cardon Webb, unused cover comp for Anchor,

_The New York Times_ Book Review art director Matt Dorfman has selected the year’s best book cover designs, with an image by Penguin’s "David Pearson": making the cut. According to Matt, his covers were chosen for their ability to “lure in” the reader, “by posing questions that I don’t want to ignore.”

The Best Book Covers of 2015 - The New York Times - "Everything That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor · Designed by Charlotte Strick · Illustration by June Glasson

Elena Giavaldi, rejected cover design for Knopf (2013). Art direction: Carol Devine Carson.

Knopf - astonish me - Elena Giavaldi

Kafka - The Castle - Graphis

Book Cover - Kafka by Yasmin Malki, via Behance

I love this cover design by Eric White. The penguin is merely the icing on the cake.

book cover of “The Solitudes, for Penguin. A pretty little cover by designer Eric White. Makes beautiful use of the space. Love the receding type;

Being Wrong book cover. Great graphic!

Being Wrong book cover.

Brilliant Illustrative type by Sami Viljanto                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Everybody knows that Elvis died of burgers - Sami Viljanto Illustration

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Cover Redesign by Jenny Volvovski

The Lord of the Flies - William Golding Cover by Jason Booher Cover Design: Jason Booher book cover graphic design

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein; design by Matt Dorfman (Verso May 2014)

Book Covers of Note June 2014

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein - Design by Matt Dorffman

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Young Authors’ Book Project by Erik Marinovich

Kafka. The Castle.

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A crafty book cover?  Oh my...

Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden / Embroidered book cover by Jillian Tamaki / Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics, 2011

Typography / Book cover : Oil On Water // Designed by Jaya Miceli on Wookmark

Cover design, lettering: Jaya Miceli. Photograph: Abbas/Magnum Photos. (W.W. Norton, 2011.)