Judging books by their covers… November 2023

Book and magazine cover designs are an essential aspect of the publishing industry. They are usually the first thing that catches a reader's eye, and often, can make or break a book's success. A great cover design not only reflects the content of the book or magazine but also appeals to the target audience.

This month I’ve managed to do a better job of finding out who designed or illustrated the covers of most of the publications. However, it would be nice to add credits, so, if you know who should be credited, drop me a line.

Have you seen any covers recently that have inspired you?

This month’s list includes

This month’s list includes

After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We’ve Made, Ben Rhodes. Cover design by Oliver Munday

The Illiterate, Ágota Kristóf, tr. Nina Bogin. Cover design by Oliver Munday

Suburban Enterprises Brand Design & Style Guide, Cover design by Mike Smith

Romantic Comedy, Curtis Sittenfeld. Cover design by Cassie Gonzales

The Red Arrow, William Brewer.

The Red Arrow, William Brewer. Cover design by Madeline Partner

The Premonitions Bureau, Sam Knight. Cover design by Jack Smyth

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Benjamin Zephaniah. Cover design by Jack Smyth

Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Destination 901, Peter Weidenhammer

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, Alice Wong. Cover design by Madeline Partner

To read my thoughts on books I have read, head over to my Reading List.

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