Inspiration

35 Amazing Book Covers From 2011

by . December 21st, 2011

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one of the earliest adages we learn as children. Looking at these covers, however, is enough to make us change our minds. Feast your eyes on some of the best offerings of book cover artists in 2011!

 

“1Q84” by Haruki Murakami

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Designed by Chip Kidd
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“The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

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“At the Fights” edited by George Kimball and John Schulian

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“Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell

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Designed by Paul Sahre. Illustrations by Brian Rea
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Malcolm Gladwell Collected

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Designed by Paul Sahre. Illustrations by Brian Rea
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“Bulletproof… I Wish I Was: The Lighting and Stage Design of Andi Watson” by Christopher Scoates

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“Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Verne

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Brazilian Edition designed by Carlo Giovani
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“A Moment in the Sun” by John Sayles

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Designed by Aaron Horkey
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“The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights”

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Designed by Coralie Bickford Smith
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“The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories” by HitRecord and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Design by The Made Shop
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Various titles by Oliver Sacks

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Cardon Webb
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“The Facts of Winter” by Paul Poissel

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“The Joys of Excess” by Samuel Pepys

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“Recipes from the White Hart Inn” by William Verral

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“Wildwood” by Colin Meloy

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Illustrations by Carson Ellis
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“The Free World” by David Bezmogis

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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

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Jacket illustrations by Ivan Brunetti
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“Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef” by Gabrielle Hamilton

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“Mission Street Food” by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz

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Illustrations by Walter Green
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“Habibi” by Craig Thompson

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Art and design by Craig Thompson
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“The Belief Instinct” by Jesse Bering

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Designed by Christopher Brand
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“The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury

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Designed by Adam Johnson
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“Beck” by Autumn de Wilde

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Cover and book design by Glen Nakasako and Jeri Heiden at Smog Design Inc.
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“And So It Goes” by Charles J Shields

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“Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee” by Megan Boyle

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“Mr. Fox” by Helen Oyeyemi

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“Whole Beast Butchery” by Ryan Farr with Brigit Binns

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“Ghost Lights” by Lydia Millet

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“The Information: A History. A Theory. A Flood.” by James Gleick

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Designed by Peter Mendelsund
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“Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” by Touré

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“James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

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Jacket Illustration by Jordan Crane. Illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burket
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“The Tragedy of Arthur” by Arthur Philipps

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Designed by Ben Wiseman
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“The Pale King” by David Foster Wallace

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Designed by Karen Green
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“Stop the Violence” by Francois Robert

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Designed by Thirst
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“A New Ghost” by Robert Hunter

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Art and Design by Robert Hunter
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carina is an artist and writer who loves books, bad television, Bob Dylan, and cake. She lives in Manila, where her work has been featured in a number of publications and galleries. She blogs about art, traveling, and other exploits at nothingspaces.com