Minimalist Monday — 50 Awesome Minimalist Book Covers

by . March 11th, 2013


Hello creatives! It’s Minimalist Monday once again and today we showcase how minimalism has conquered our libraries at home, school or office through the covers of our favorite books. Most of us would agree that a well designed book cover plays an important role in its success. And as designers, we would most probably judge a book by its cover.


Minimalist Monday – 50 Awesome Minimalist Book Covers


Minimalist book covers are oftentimes characterized by less graphics and colors, use of simple typography and images and less content. The combination of these characteristics comprises an effective minimalist book cover that is striking enough to convince every reader to flip through its pages.

Below are 50 of the most amazing minimalist book covers out there for your inspiration or your reference for the next addition to your growing library of awesome reads!


An Ethics Of Interrogation

An Ethics Of Interrogation | Designer: Isaac Tobin | Source


Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag | Designer: David Drummond | Source


Navigators Of The Contemporary

Navigators Of The Contemporary | Designer: Isaac Tobin | Source


The Crow's Vow

The Crow’s Vow| Designer: David Drummond | Source


The Storm

The Storm | Designer: Barbara De Wilde | Source


Pale Fire

Pale Fire | Designer: Stephen Doyle | Source


The Eye

The Eye | Designer: John Gall | Source


Americans In Paris

Americans In Paris | Designer: Number 17 | Source


Sono: Cantos

Sono: Cantos | Designer: Peter Mendelsund | Source


The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited | Designer: Chip Kidd™ | Source



Columbine | Designer: Henry Sene Yee | Source


Writings From The Zen Masters

Writings From The Zen Masters | Designer: Alistair Hall | Source



Googled | Designers: Ben Wiseman and Christopher Brand | Source


Revolution And War

Revolution And War | Designer: David Pearson | Source


Locke 1928

Locke 1928 | Designer: Gabriele Wilson | Source


Last Last Chance

Last Last Chance | Designer: Henry Sene Yee | Source



Peace | Designer: Helen Yentus | Source


The Weight Of Nothing

The Weight Of Nothing | Designer: John Fulbrook III | Source


These Granite Islands

These Granite Islands | Designer: John Fulbrook III | Source


Four Days In November

Four Days In November | Designer: Greg Mollica | Source


Falling Man: A Novel

Falling Man: A Novel | Designer: John Fulbrook III | Source


Under Sleep

Under Sleep | Designer: Chip Kidd™ | Source


No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You | Designer: John Fulbrook III | Source


The Life You Can Save

The Life You Can Save | Designer: Thomas Beck Stvan | Source


The Summer Of The Ubume

The Summer Of The Ubume | Designer: Triboro | Source


Material Material

Material Material | Designer: Kyle Poff | Source


Sweet Bird Of Youth

Sweet Bird Of Youth | Designer: John Gall | Source


Clown Girl

Clown Girl | Designer: Pinch | Source


Short Short Stories
Short Short Stories | Designer: Supermundane | Source


Three Trips

Three Trips | Designer: Romek Marber | Source


Wet Apples, White Blood

Wet Apples, White Blood | Designer: David Drummond | Source



Leviathan | Designer: Leo Nickolls | Source


The Kingdom Of Infinite Space

The Kingdom Of Infinite Space | Designer: Thomas Starr | Source


Reasons To Be Cheerful

Reasons To Be Cheerful | Illustrator: Barney Bubbles | Source


Schild’s Ladder

Schild’s Ladder | Designer: Emma Wallace | Source


God: A Biography

God: A Biography | Designer: Michael Bierut | Source


The Body: A Novel

The Body: A Novel | Designers: Tamara Shopsin and Paul Sahre | Source


Bush On The Couch

Bush On The Couch | Designer: Rodrigo Corral | Source


Angry Candy

Angry Candy | Designer: David Blankenship | Source


Just After Sunset: Stories

Just After Sunset: Stories | Typeface: Matrix | Source



Bodies | Designer: Henry Sene Yee | Source



Imprint | Designer: Daniel Eatock | Source


The Manly Modern

The Manly Modern | Designer: David Drummond | Source


The Book Of Dead Philosophers

The Book Of Dead Philosophers | Designer: John Gall | Source


Crooked Little Vein

Crooked Little Vein | Designer: Siege | Source


Bad Monkeys

Bad Monkeys | Designer: Will Staehle | Source


The Spirit Of St. Louis

The Spirit Of St. Louis | Designers: Paul Sahre and Tamara Shopsin | Source


Can I Have A Word With You?

Can I Have A Word With You? |  Designer: David Drummond | Source


The Abomination

The Abomination | Designer: Chip Kidd™ | Source



Faithful | Designer: Gray318 | Source


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Which among those book covers are your most favorite? Share us your thoughts and suggestions by leaving a comment below. Stay awesome everyone!


Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.