“Never judge a book by its cover” is the way the saying goes. But the cover is the image in front of the content that attracts readers in the first place.
We have compiled a list of 24 book cover designs that will grab your attention instantly. Some of them are extremely simple, and some are a little more complex. But it just goes to show, it doesn’t take a heavy design to attract a reader, it just takes a good thoughtful idea.
Color also plays a big role in making a book cover eye catching. A black and white book cover can stand out more than one with every possible color in it, because of the way the colors are used.
If you have any more cover designs you wish to share with us, please feel free to drop in a comment.
This book cover was created for The Craftsman book, written by Richard Sennett. It is surely a crafty design!
This spooky cover was designed for the book “The brief history of the dead” by Kevin Brockmeier.
This is an interesting book cover for “Good Book” by David Plotz. Good Book is about the bizarre, disturbing, yet marvelous and inspiring things the author learned when reading the Bible.
This is a very fun and creative book cover created for “Can they do that” by Lewis Maltby.
I personally love minimalist and modern book cover designs. This is one such example created for the book “Suiza constructiva”.
This is a beautiful design for a children book – 365 Alphabets cross stitch all through the year.
This is a cool, abstract book cover design created for the Munchen Official Olympics Results book.
This is a minimalist, photography background book cover design, created for “A General Theory of Love”.
This book cover is a great source of inspiration for cool print/vector illustrations.
It’s all about typography with this bright yellow colored book cover design.
This is a bit unusual, but it’s pretty creative as a book cover design.
This is another great example of a book cover design that uses typography as its main element.
The “Devil in the Details” book by Jennifer Traig has an awesome design concept. Also, it’s colorful and will attract the readers’ attention.
This is a cool example of how to use vectors in creating a book cover design. It may be a little too abstract though.
The Language of Graphics has a very creative book cover design which emphasizes the typography element.
The famous Animal Farm book by George Orwell has a beautiful, vintage cover design with red accents.
This is a super-creative book cover design with a book in the book kind of concept.
This book cover design has an interesting photograph used in the design. Also, the angled text plays an important part.
This is a very unusual book design which displays its contents page on the cover.
Then we came to an end – by Joshua Ferris has a cool design concept with a design made out of stickers.
This is a simple and clean book cover design with an abstract colors element on the cover.
This futuristic book cover has a very nice, colorful element which looks like a stylized atom.
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories is a compilation book with a very cool, minimalist cover design – a Christmas tree made out of the authors’ names.
This unusual, all green book cover has a cool concept design, which can surely inspire you!