Category Books

Where We Know

I’m happy to introduce you to a publication from Chin Music Press, Where We Know: New Orleans As Home which will be released this month. What caught my eye was all the of intricate production details, which include high-quality papers,…


I’m loving this collection of graphic book jackets designed by Portugese studio, FBA. via Cosas Visuales

Lucy Stephens

Another set of book covers that caught my eye recently is this series designed by Lucy Stephens. I’m loving the juxtaposition of the graphic portraits and hand-drawn type.

Daniel Justi

Brazilian designer Daniel Justi has a knack for patterned and illustrated book cover design. He’s also working on a new typeface which I’m intrigued by—see a preview right here.

Puffin Designer Classics

Book publisher Puffin has recently commissioned various artists and designers to create limited edition cover designs for classic stories including The Secret Garden, Around the World in 80 Days, and Little Women. Fair warning: some of them are already sold…

Jarrod Taylor

I haven’t featured any book jackets in awhile, so when I came across these designs by Jarrod Taylor I jumped at the chance.

Matt Lehman

I’m loving pretty much everything in Matt Lehman‘s portfolio, from the design to the illustrations. But today I’m particularly, I’m loving these collage-like book jacket designs.

Kimberley Chan

Another great portfolio from another recent grad: Kimberly Chan. In particular I’m drawn to her modern, unfussy book cover designs like those shown below.   via Cosas Visuales

Wizard of Oz Reimagined

I’m hugely inspired by the work of Jessica Hische’s students. Each student was challenged to create a book cover design, endpapers, titlepage, and bookplate for a special edition of The Wizard of Oz. Below is just a small sample of…

Boys’ Adventure

Coralie Bickford-Smith is perhaps most well-known for her Clothbound Classics Series one and two. However, I’m also really impressed with her art direction for the Boys’ Adventure series, where she worked with lettering artist Stephen Raw and illustrators Neil Gower,…

Elizabeth Ackerman Valins

Based on these gorgeous spreads, it looks like New York-based designer, Elizabeth Ackerman Valins at one time had the enviable job of working at Martha Stewart Living. In addition to her editorial work, she’s also a very talented book designer,…

Leigh-Anne Mullock

Student designer, Leigh-Anne Mullock hand stitched the artwork for these classic book covers with imagery that each novel’s protagonists might have been inspired to stitch.