Inspiration: Book Covers

Unsatisfied with my design education (though keep in mind I’ve only been in school for 10 weeks out of 52), I spent my weekend watching videos, reading books, and researching graphic design, in particular, typography and book covers. 


In class we’re working on html and we all created our own websites (yes, another) and one of my webpages is titled “Inspiration” where I put some of my favourite book covers up. I thought it was a pretty good idea, so I’m going to do it here.

Here are some of my recent favourite book covers (hover over each one to read more):

Covers are important pieces of art meant to entice readers and hint at the story within the book. When effective, they will be the reason why someone picks up a book in a bookstore and takes a closer look. Maybe the potential reader will even decide to buy the book based on the cover, like I did for A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry this weekend.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Author: precariouswriter

I live in Calgary, Canada where I was born and raised, but I lived in Winchester, England for three years while in university. When I was fourteen, I decided there weren’t enough books in the world and set out to make more. Since then, I’ve been writing non-stop and aim to work in the book industry. I have two blogs: is my personal blog where I'll write about anything. is book and writing-related posts including reviews, poems, short stories and articles.

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