It is really hard to graphically give an idea of a book and make it visually attractive, even harder than when working on brochure printing. I’ve been searching for book covers that achieve this, you can see what I found in this post.

The Gettysburg address, designed by David Pearson.

Czechoslovakian book cover, 1954. Via Flickr.

A great cover for the Great Gatsby. Via Boheme Extreme.

Kant & Phenomenology. A book cover by Isaac Tobin for the University of Chicago Press.

A Monster’s Notes. Via The Book Design Review.

Quarrel & Quandary, a minimalistic typographic cover.

Ernest Hemingway book cover illustrated. Via Flickr.

The Kiss of Anton Chekhov, designed by Darren Haggar.

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.