I didn’t get many opportunities to design book covers, but if I had to I would definitly want to do it for Pelican or Penguin. Those birdy publishers seem to give a lot of freedom to their cover designers, even the freedom to use the simplest shapes to give a general feeling to the reader like in the following examples.

Veneral diseases.

What is History, cover design by Germano Facetti.

The Psychology of Perception.

The Divided Self.

Meet yourself as you really are, cover design by Michael Tucker.

The Underachieving School, cover design by Germano Facetti.

Physical Fitness.

Dying, cover design by Germano Facetti.

The apprentices, cover design by Robert Hollingsworth.

Hare sitting up, cover design by Alan Aldridge.

The Pictorial Cover, by Stephen Horsfall.

The Case of Torches, cover by George Daulby.

Operation Pax, cover design by Alan Aldridge.

Crosswords from Peking, cover design by Robert Hollingsworth.

How Children Fail.