38 Brilliant Book Cover Arts

I would imagine that nobody hates the expression don’t judge a book by its cover more than an actual book cover designer. Obviously, the metaphor isn’t really about books – but still, that’s gotta sting a little. Let’s face it, if people didn’t actually “judge books by their covers”, there would be a lot of graphic designers out of a job. The need for company branding, attractive packaging or promotional material of any kind would be non-existent; thus leaving the lowly graphic designer nothing short of obsolete.

So in the spirit of judging books by their covers, I’ve compiled a list of 38 Brilliant Book Cover Arts that I find inspiring. Did I miss any that inspire you?

The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

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The Shallows

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Top Dog Underdog

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The Gettysburg Address

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Writings from the Zen Masters

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The Way Through Doors

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Censoring an Iranian Love Story

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The Unabridged Pocketbook of Lightning

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Berömda Böcker

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The Separation

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God: A Biography

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Imprint

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The Arc Of War

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The Nazi Symbiosis

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The Cybernetic Brain

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Truth Machine

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No Caption Needed

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Greek Tragedy

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The Great Gatsby by fatheed

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Eastside Bookshop logo by Mihail Mihaylov

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by nategonz

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Decoding the Universe

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The Memory of Running

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Attack on an Enemy of Freedom

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First Ten Books

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Urne-Burial

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Uberpower

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Oil

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The Mayor’s Tongue

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Man in the High Castle

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Exile and the Kingdom

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31 Days

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In the Cut

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Love Today

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Natasha : And Other Stories

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It’s Superman!

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Then We Came to the End

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Competition

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