As much as the old saying tells us not to, we all judge books by their covers. I also feel like the cover design game has been particularly strong recently, and why not celebrate that by sharing a few of my favourites? Compiling them for this post, I quickly noticed an obvious (if very specific) trend that I clearly adore when it comes to design: realistic/anatomical images combined with floral/natural motifs. I suppose it makes sense, as there’s something beautiful and unsettling about the unlikely mix, which is basically my ideal vibe for a book.
After grouping all of the covers that fell into that category together, I expected the rest of my favourites to be a mishmash of random designs, but as it turns out, they also fit a type: bar one, they’re all illustrative rather than photographic, they all incorporate animal imagery, and there’s a very definite colour palette. Evidently, I know what I like on a cover, even if I didn’t realise it before making this post! Without further ado, here they are; my favourite covers, organised into the two groups mentioned above.
What are some of your favourite book covers?