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APRIL• Simple graphics effectively convey the meaning of the title. Figure and Ground relationship of man's shadow is well executed here that add a sense of mystery. Additionally, the use of classic colours of the figure forms a strong visual contrast. Brown background looks retro.

A History of Future Cities Jacket design by Ben Wiseman

What is a book cover? "A carnival barker, billboard, advertisement. Jackets are expected to help sell books. And so they do—they wheedle, shout, joke, cajole, wink, grovel, and otherwise pander in every possible way in order to get a consumer to pick up a given text." Peter Mendelsund

Jacket design: Oliver Munday. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 2014.)

Milton Glaser created this 1965 book jacket for The Cook, a satirical horror novel about a mysterious chef, Conrad Venn, who seduces and manipulates the wealthy Hill and Vail families with food.

The Princess of Cleves book jacket by Alvin Lustig.

Cricut Explore Inspiration - Cut Out Awesome Type Face And Make Cool Posters! Design by David Wardle

E. Phillips Oppenheim, Crooks in the Sunshine, 1933. Jacket signed: FM.

WILLIAM GIBSON, NEUROMANCER JACKET 1986: japanese neuromancer jacket art, designer unknown.

Olle Eskell's book jacket illustration for the Swedish edition of Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky", 1951.

book jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer.

Book Jacket by rawshock design for Bloomsbury academic

Our Friend the Atom book cover - according to the flickr comment this beautiful graphic was hidden by a less attractive book jacket!

Frankenstein, from a series covers of classic books. The books were leather bound and the design was then foil stamped in two foil colors onto the full jacket and spine. by Jessica Hische

For the landmark 1934 Ulysses, the jacket, cover/binding and interior design were all produced by Ernst Reichl, for Random House. Another of my favorite books --how I wish I had this edition!

What is a book cover? "An information booth. The jacket tells you what the book is: what the title is, who the author is, what the book is about, what genre it may belong to. It will tell you who else read and enjoyed this book. The jacket is a grab bag of information: some primary, some subsidiary, some important, some annoying trivial. A jacket, like an information booth, will also locate you “geographically,” if, like me you use flaps as bookmarks." peter Mendelsund

From a series covers of classic books. The books were leather bound and the design was then foil stamped in two foil colors onto the full jacket and spine. by Jessica Hische

Peter Curl, Designing a Book Jacket