Title: The Book of Dead Philosophers Author: Simon Critchley Artist: John Gall. Search your local second-hand book store for the original cover. It's a skeleton smoking a cigarette. Upvote the designs you think are true classics. Title: The Road Author: Cormac McCarthy Artist: Nick Lowndes. The cover art for this classic was simple and striking - a heavy, gothic typeface and a puppeteer pulling the strings; so good that it was carried over wholesale for the film...and the rest is history. A brilliantly self-referential cover for this book on Kafka (who we've all read extensively of course), with the insect Gregory, from The Metamorphosis, clearly getting some tips from his creator to try and help with his existential dilemma. © Copyright 2020 The Stylist Group. The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals revealed: your ultimate Black Friday savings guide. The big little man is the coolest set of pixels to ever exist in the digital world, so it made sense for the cover of this exploration to use him. If you haven't read The Metamorphosis, or indeed any Kafka, just point at the cover and smile wryly and everyone will think you're really smart. This very cool cover makes a visual pun on the title, with the black and white colour scheme adding to the creepiness of the disembodied hands. Like a record sleeve, a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience. 11. Our third book cover to feature the word 'dead' in title, we apologise if we're being a little macabre. Very small arms though. From selections for the studious full of reference books and used textbooks to a delicious stack of the best cookbooks. Big, exciting title in a funky typeface, serious author and novel credit in a far more sober one, and a flash of title-referencing lightening to tie the two together. Title: Flowers in the Attic Author: V.C. From the yellow backdrop to the monochromatic man to the fact that he's using the damn 'Y' as a cocktail glass, it's an undeniably attention-grabbing image. Title: Tree of Codes Author: Jonathan Safran Foer Artist: Jon Gray. That's cool. Title: Heed The Thunder Author: Jim Thompson Artist: Unknown. It's hardly artistic. Lowndes brings his unique stick-figure style to the fore on this cover for McCarthy's The Road, with the post-apocalyptic landscape perfectly represented by the bare, skeletal trees. I too make book covers for others and I admire that font for the author name. The one that's there is really "self-published"-looking. We've picked 50 of the coolest for you to enjoy. Quiz: Can you identify these classic crime novels by their covers? Formal, stagnant and reserved on the left is 'ripped' away to reveal psychedelic, fluorescent and crazed on the right - a perfect Jekyll & Hyde design to suit the title. Title: Amsterdam Author: Ian McEwan Artist: Herman Houbrechts/Dooreman. Title: The Craftsman Author: Richard Sennett Artist: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Perfectly suiting a book dwelling on the use of simple tools to create great things, Bickford-Smith uses of a random stack of pencils to create an incredibly cool cover. 1 year ago. I like it much better than what's on the Amazon page. How could this not make it onto the list? Most Sedaris covers could easily feature but his most recent just about won out in the cool stakes. I like it! Like so many great covers - simple, but hugely effective. All kinds of books! Title: American Psycho Author: Bret Easton Ellis Artist: Marshall Arisman. Andrews Artist: Milton Charles/Gillian Hills. Job done. ", Title: In Cold Blood Author: Truman Capote Artist: S. 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Colourful, playful and charming, this cover captures the fun elements (see what we did there) of the subject matter. Title: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plaith Artist: Shirley Tucker. Finally, an easy-to-use tool for making book mockups and 3D covers. Title. 599. From console bundles to controllers, we've tracked down the best PS4 offers. Some are clever. Cullen's seminal non-fiction book - the definitive text about the Columbine High School Massacres of 1999 - deserves an iconic cover, and Henry Sene Yee provided it, with this minimalist design, incorporating a simple shot of the normal-looking school with a faintly ominous grey sky above it. No matter the subject or your interests, our virtual bookshelf of used non-fiction books is sure to quench your thirst for knowledge.