Judging a Book by its Cover: The Best Book Cover Designs of 2013

Typography, illustration, photograhy and graphic design can work together to tell a story and catch your eye. This year, some notable trends in book cover art direction include handwritten lettering and torn paper. Here’s the 3rd annual round-up of 50 of the best book cover designs to hit the shelves of Half Price Books in the past year, including some re-releases, reprinted literary classics and paperback releases, alongside brand new publications in 2013. Hope you enjoy this collection of eye candy.

          

If you’re interested, here are the lists from 2012 and 2011.

Which book cover of 2013 is your favorite?

Meredith is Associate Creative Director at Half Price Books Corporate.
You can follow her on Twitter at @msquare21.

One thought on “Judging a Book by its Cover: The Best Book Cover Designs of 2013

  1. My favorites from this list are the Sendak, Evison or Butler covers. I love the watercolor poppies of Butler's cover. Sendak's is so very nostalgic. I will settle upon the lettering of Evison's cover. Typography is making a comeback as an undervalued art.

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