Aren’t these designs lovely?


Isn’t is satisfying when you find a really lovely book cover? Good design can lift my mood. And it communicates a story. Really great covers suck us in. This post features ten covers that recently caught my eye.

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1. Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

It only makes sense that the first lovely cover is an actual love story. I like how the figures melt into the heart, especially with the dress on the left. The background also adds some visual interest with floral texturing.

2. Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale

This cover has a wonderful illustrated feel to it. The gradient in the sky is beautiful. And the modernized “magic pumpkin” is cute clever.

3. Our Dark Duet

There is so much to love about this cover. The typography is layered and gorgeous. And I love the musical instrument cut-out.

4. Warcross

The colors here caught my eye. And the metallic lighting and three-dimensional quality create a lot of visual interest.

5. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The ornate floral and thorny decorations on each corner are eye-catching. And the contrasting orange details have textured centers. In fact, all non-text details give the appearance of embroidery or sewn patches.

6. Genuine Fraud

These simple golden locks against a deep blue background produce a powerful effect. And having a few strands overlap letters in the title is a nice touch.

7. The Hate U Give

And here is another brilliant use of negative space. Even though there are no borders, the eye is fooled into picturing a sign in the person’s hands. Simple, elegant, lovely.

8. When Dimple Met Rishi

Well, this is a cover that looks like it came straight from Instagram. And isn’t the handwritten text on the cup a cool touch?

9. The Sun is Also a Star

And this cover explodes with color. Not only that, but the color field resembles thread and pins. And the title is actually more negative space left between the pins and strings.

10. Everything, Everything

Isn’t this a lovely cover? The first word of the title feels handpainted or hand-drawn. And I love the airplane zooming across the ‘R.’ The second word of the title couches itself in a mass of floral doodles. Well, maybe some of the doodles spill over onto the letters, too. Either way, this cover rocks.

What did you think of this list? Which covers did you love? Were there any that you disliked? Let me know in the comments below!

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