Beautiful typography in book covers

Most designers are taught and/or learn the importance of typography when they first start out, and it is instilled into our brains. Most other non-design people look at a design with all the elements put together noticing the typography last and picking up on the more dominant elements like images. This selection of book covers forces the reader into looking at the type by making it the prominent theme or the only theme to draw their attention.

The Mind’s Eye

By Oliver Sacks
Designed by Chip Kidd

Crisis Economics

By Stephen Mihm
Designed by Christopher Brand

The Shallows

By Nicholas Carr
Designed by Ben Wiseman

A Coney Island Of The Mind

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Designed by Ben Wiseman

The Angry Island

By A.A. Gill
Designed by Marion Deuchars

Child Of God

By Cormac McCarthy
Designed by David Pearson

The American Civil War

By John Keegan
Designed by Barbara DeWilde

Eating Animals

By Jonathan Safran Foer
Designed by Gray318

We Are The Friction

By Various Authors
Designed by Lizzy Stewart & Jez Burrows

From Square One

By Dean Olsher
Designed by Rex Bonomelli

Locke 1928

By Shawna Yang Ryan
Designed by Gabriele Wilson

The Autograph Man

By Zadie Smith
Designed by John Gall

No One Belongs Here More Than You

By Miranda July
Designed by John Fulbrook III

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead

By David Shields
Designed by Jamie Keenan

The Way Through Doors

By Jesse Ball
Designed by Jason Booher & Helen Yentus

Young Bysshe

By Claire Tomalin
Designed by Derek Birdsall

Scenes Of Academic Life

By David Lodge
Designed by So_Me

Spade & Archer

By Joe Gores
Designed by Jason Booher

What Obama Means

By Jabari Asim
Designed by Rodrigo Corral

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This

By Jim Holt
Designed by Hinterland

God: A Biography

By Jack Miles
Designed by Michael Bierut


By Peter Carey
Designed by John Gall

Just After Sunset: Stories

By Stephen King
Designed by: Rex Bonomelli

The Sickness Unto Death

By Kierkegaard
Designed by David Pearson


By Thomas Browne
Designed by David Pearson

A Tale Of A Tub

By Jonathan Swift
Designed by David Pearson

The Wannasee Conference And The Final Solution

By Mark Roseman
Designed by Paul Sahre

Terror And Consent

By Phillip Bobbitt
Designed by Carol Devine Carson


By Emil Ruder
Designed by Emil Ruder

The Last Days Of Publishing

By Tom Engelhardt
Designed by Lousie Fili

Last Things

By David Searcy
Designed by Tom Brown


By Mathew Yeomans

Designed by Pollen

The Mayor’s Tongue

By Nathaniel Rich
Designed by Gray 318

Obession: A History

By Lennard J. Davis
Designed by Isaac Tobin

Eat, Pray, Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert
Designed by Helen Yentus


By Peter Ackroyd
Designed by Gray318

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