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What is your favorite book cover design?

Asked by bridold (638points) August 21st, 2008

I’m the type of person who will look at a book, no matter the genre, if I really like the cover design. What are some of your favorites?

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sdeutsch's avatar

Abarat by Clive Barker has a pretty amazing cover – Barker spent several years painting all of the illustrations for the book (including the cover), and they’re absolutely gorgeous!

bridold's avatar

@sdeutsch , Thanks! I really like that cover and I’m also thinking about reading it. It looks pretty interesting.

flameboi's avatar

the fashion encyclopedia by Taschen

bridold's avatar

Do you have a picture, flameboi? I tried looking for it on amazon, but couldn’t find it.

flameboi's avatar

D’you have an e-mail address where I can send you an e-card?

bridold's avatar

Wow, I really like that. I’m going to have to try out that makeup sometime ;)

Bri_L's avatar

@ bri – I am exactly the same way. Especially with kids books.

NecroKing's avatar

I like the cover on harry potter and the order of the pheonix

robhaya's avatar

Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte. An excellent book with great images and content. I highly recommend you see him in person, he does conferences across the country.

bridold's avatar

@bri – Yeah, I’m that way mostly with Young Adult books, they have a lot of really cool covers.
I’m definitely one of those people who judges a book by it’s cover at first glance.

Thanks everyone!

generalspecific's avatar

the memory artists
the great gatsby
only revolutions (haven’t read it yet)
and more of course, maybe i’ll post laterrrr

biz's avatar

I used to be a book cover designer for Little, Brown and Co. many years ago. I think the best covers are simple but evocative. Chip Kidd does great book covers and so does my friend Steve Snider. You can look up their names and see their work on

sakura's avatar

The book covers designed by author Robert Rankin are quiet cool.

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