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Book covers at B & N
August 5, 2009, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Books, Graphic Design

Yesterday I spent a lovely evening at Barnes & Nobles (another of my designer vices). I do love to just walk around and look at bookcovers, and I thought, why not make a post out it if. So here’s a load of what I found.

First a bit of retro…

byron copy

dean copy

Next, a very bold crop…

carr copy


Then, some intricate illustration work…

chabon2 copy

ciment copy

There’s always cool type work…

engel copy

foer1 copy

hemon copy

karoo copy


barry copy

milk copy

I found this interesting series of very graphic Albert Camus books too, they looked great lined up, their backs forming a great pattern…

camus1 copy

camus3 copy

camus4 copy

camus5 copy

Last but not least a few examples of great ambience in the visual communication.

hallman copy


shepard copy

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These are so amazing! What great finds!

Comment by Sarah

Great idea. A couple of my favourites amongst :-)

Comment by Johanne

Did you see the Flickr group for fake book covers from the fictitious books of the mysterious author in The Mayor’s Tongue?

Comment by Mike Gebert

Uhhh great thanks!!! Quite a few interesting ones, great for composition examples.

Comment by myanimalfarm

they r simply mind blowing!thank u for sharing dis with us.please also check my website for
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Comment by james povolotski

These are lovely separately and also to see all together in this way. I’m working on a novel (a satirical supernatural narrative) and posting the chapters on my blog, and looking at beautiful dust jackets such as these makes me hopeful and inspired my book VERA might someday see the light of day (or the bookstore). Thank you!

Keep up the great work!
Alice Blunt

Comment by Alice Blunt

These are fantastic!

Comment by writedrunkandeditsober

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