The Best Book Cover Designs of 2010

Posted on: August 7th, 2011 by Shaun Hensher 9 Comments

Ok, I know we’re WELL into 2011, but it’s better late than never right? I mean gimme a break, this here graphic design blog was just started in July, o.k. Mr./Mrs. Fussypants?

Anyway, all in all, last year was actually a pretty average one for book cover design. I went through thousands of designs (quite literally) to find the gems. I can’t actually vouch for the quality of the writing, as the only book in this list I’ve actually read is To Kill a Mockingbird, and it wasn’t even this version (I’m not illiterate, just busy o.k.?). If you have read any of these, let us know in the comments. Good? Not so good? So bad you want to punch yourself in the face for reading it? So good you want to take it home and do disgusting things with it (you pervert)?

So without further ado, here are 20 of the best book cover designs of 2010.

Magpie Hall book cover design
Threads And Flames cover design
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky - book cover
The Big Ditch cover design
The Baseball Codes cover
Switch book cover design
To Kill A Mockingbird new cover design
Sarabeth's Bakery cover
Honeybee Democracy design
Waterproof Bible Cover

Out Of Sight book cover
Valley of Grace cover design
Makeshift Metropolis book cover
Sleepwalk with Me book cover
History of the Hula Hoop cover design
Riding the Black Cockatoo cover design
Great House cover design
Linger book cover design
Gabriel Garcia Marquez book cover illustration/design
Delivering Happiness book cover

So what do you think? Do you have a favorite? Are there any other books from 2010 that you think should be on this list? If I agree, I’ll add them to the list.

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9 Responses

  1. Nancy C. says:

    I like your selection. Some of the designs are obvious (such as “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky,”) but done exceedingly well. The two shown I think are the most creative, but not the loveliest, are “Switch” and “Delivering Happiness.” I just laughed when I saw them.

  2. Audrey Ross | coconut grove luxury homes says:

    Awesome designs, each design speaks about the work. I like Sarabeth’s Bakery and The Early Years cover design the most. The cover of the book is the first impression so its very important to work on the cover design.

  3. Hazel says:

    Some good book cover choices here but I can’t image how long it took or how many books you went through to come up with you final covers. Thanks for sharing
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  4. Selda | Golden Beach says:

    Amazing designs, most of the design already entice you to read the book. I love “the baseball codes” the most. Thanks for sharing,

  5. Tim | Miami Beach Homes
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    The best part on those amazing book covers to let you have an idea about the book at firs glance.

  6. lhaizza | Florida
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    Those cover designs are pretty awesome. It really gives what the contents are. Nice work.
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  7. Edward Villanueva | Miami Wordpress
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    Wow, those book cover are really awesome. I like the Marion Halligan design. That’s a nice list.
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  8. I have just finished a new book and was searching for cover options and came across this post. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. saiyam says:

    I have seen the cover these are REALLY nice.Thanks!!!

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