Best Book Cover Design of 2012 | Inspirational Portfolio [56]

Best Book Cover Design of 2012 | Inspirational Portfolio [56]


 

As you all know, my favorite design field is the book design cover and inside layout. I am fascinated by the stories and how one can convey with a design a whole story of 100 or 200 or even 500 and more pages with thousands words. And not only to convey the message but to also attract the readers to take the book into their hands and explore it. Here I made a selection of those books that I found most interesting and inspiring. Books that were published in 2012. Of course I am sure there are hundreds other great designs but unfortunately I couldn’t spot. You can view my previous collection of 2011 as well here.

 

After Freud Left edited by John Burnham
Cover designed by Isaac Tobin

 

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott

 

Bloodland by Alan Glynn
Jacket design by Keith Hayes

 

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford

 

Building Stress
Jacket design by Chris Ware

 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Jacket design by Megan Wilson

 

City Girl
Cover design by Kurhaus Publishing

 

Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson

 

Dead Man Upright by Derek Raymond
Cover design by Christopher King

 

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by Delmore Schwartz
Cover Design by Matt Dorfman

 

Eight Girls Taking Picures by Whitney Otto
Cover Design by Rex Bonomelli

 

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Cover design by Cardon Webb

 

Skag Boys by Irvine Welsh

 

Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket
Cover illustration by Seth
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Cover design by Gail Doobinin.

 

List Do Mojego Zucia by Miriam Meckel
Cover design by Kurhaus Publishing

 

Lost at Sea. The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Cover design by Matt Dorfman

 

All Men Are Liars by Alberto Manguel
Cover design by Jason Booher

 

Men in Space by Tom MacCarthy
Cover design by John Gall

 

Mr. Penumra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Cover design by Rodrigo Corrall

 

One Day I will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina

 

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif
Cover design by Oliver Munday

 

Privacy by Garret Keizer

 

Oliver Sacks Collection
Covers design by Cardon Webb

 

Smut by Alan Bennett
Cover design by Henry Sene Yee

 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

 

1% by Christopher Hayes
Cover design by Ben Wiseman

 

Wonder
Cover design by Tad Carpenter

 

A Free Man by Aman Sethi
Cover design by Ben Wiseman

 

The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
Cover design by Peter Mendelsund

 

Angel maker by Nick Harkaway
Cover design by Jason Booher

 

Penguin Drop Cap, Penguin (US)
Cover Series Design by Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische

 

The Dubliners by James Joyce
Cover design by Apfel Zet / Richard Bravery

 

Fish in the Sky by Fridik Erlings
Cover designer by Matt Roeser. Art Direction by Chris Paul

 

Global Reggae. Edited by Prof. Carolyn Cooper
Cover design by Michael Thompson

 

Bez Makijazu Prawdziwe Historie Kobiet
Cover design by Kurhaus Publishing

 

 

I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
Cover design by Jonathan Yamakami

 

Judgment Calls by Thomas H. Davenport & Brook Manville
Cover design by Catherine Casalino. Art Direction by Stephani Finks

 

Meant to Be by Lauren Morril
Cover design by Heather Daugherty. Art Direction by Isabel Warren-Lynch

 

The Sniper’s Log by Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Cover design by ActarPro

 

Watergate by Thomas Mallon
Cover design by Paul Sahre

 

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Cover design by Jonny Pelham

 

Sources:

http://designobserver.com
http://www.skipprichard.com
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://bookriot.com
http://www.casualoptimist.com
http://www.kurhauspublishing.com
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Global-Reggae-Book/7627493




  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arsène-Lupin/100003645662667 Arsène Lupin

    Bravo Maria , you’re genius :-*

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    • GRaphicART

      :) thank you!!!!. I recognized your name Arsėne. :) )) glad you enjoyed the article!