My Favourite Book Covers

  1. The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby

The other side of lost

I find the cover of this book and the illustrations within are so simplistic yet effective. They really give a representation of the book and how the character feels whilst she is on this trail – determined.

2. 1984 by George Orwel

1984 george

The design for this book cover was created by Shepard Fairey. A famous artist responsible for the Obey and Andre the Giant artwork. I studied his work as part of my art and design course and really liked his work and felt that his art was very powerful and for that reason I love this!

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

the great gatsby

There have been many covers for this book but this one in particular always catches my eyes. The use of a simple colour palette of whit, black and yellow with simple shapes to create the imagery is really intriguing. The use of the typography to add to the image is also fascinating as the Y is used as a cocktail glass. This cover reminds me of the works from artists such as A.M Cassandre which I love.

4. Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton

jurassic park

The cover of this book is something that is so symbolic with the story and you can take one look at the imagery and know what book it represents. This is very interesting as it is such a simple imagery that is so powerful.

5.  The Break by Marian Keyes

the break

I like this book cover as it is simplistic. The use of the red is aesthetically pleasing as it eye catching and a colour synonymous with anger and danger. The way the ‘b’ is used to symbolize the breakage is a good way to address the title. The little suitcase is also cute!

6. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

le petit prince

I like the muted colour palette in this and as it is a book aimed at kids I find this unusual. Generally, kids books are bright and bold and colourful however this book is different. It is pale and muted which adds to the beauty of this book. it features the prince himself in his world.

7.  Look Who’s Back  by Timur Vermes

look whos back

The use of negative space to make the cover powerful is really good. The way that the image of Hitler is created with simply the shape of his hair and the use of typography to create his famous mustache is very creative and simple.

8. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

the elephant vanishes

The use of the single focal point as a vanishing point is a great way to draw your eyes from teh elephant and follow the words out to the edges of the cover. It uses a monochrome palette which creates an easy to read cover.

9. Resistance by Barry Lopez

resistence

This book cover is original and looks at the symbolism of the rubber band. When you think of a rubber band the word resistance comes to mind which is great considering it is the title of the book !

10.  Jaws by Peter Benchley

jaws

This cover is recognized worldwide and for this reason people will automatically know the book it belongs to. This shows what a powerful image it is.

Overall, I think I like simplistic book covers 🙂 I like clear illustrations and imagery that symbolize the title or book!

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(Please comment what type of book covers you like and what your favourite book cover is!)

Author: Caitlin Marion Dermidy

I am a girl who loves to read and drink tea :) 19, Stirling Scotland

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