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    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    I've always really liked this cover of Deus Irae for some reason:

    Deus Irae
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    It's a bit redundant, but I quite liked this McSweeney's cover. Lovely texture to the cover. Makes you feel like you're holding your 6th year birthday card.

    McSweeney's 20

    and, i loved the two covers for Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese

    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread! I'm actually about to start on a book cover design myself, in b/w to go with the illustrations (by me) and the general tone of the book. This is a goldmine.
    I'll be sure to post mine when I'm done, which could be a while...
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    House of leaves and other ergodic writings.
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    Orange - Koji Morimoto

    The actual book doesn't have that writing at the bottom. I'd scan my copy in, but it's larger than A4, and I can't be bothered!

    EDIT: I did find some digital photos of the inside on another forum though! :)

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    NeuBau Modul & NeuBau Welt:
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    This book's overall design is neat, it's more impressive looking through the pages, the way things are designed and layed out. This page gives you a vague idea.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Inside North Korea
    This is one of my friend's coolest (and most mainstream) covers - he does a lot of museum and artbooks (just finished "Jasper Johns: Grey"). Ironically well-timed, yesterday, I made a "listmainia" amazon list (scroll down at link) of all the designer's books i can find so far.
    I went to school with him 15 years ago (!) and he has never stopped impressing me.
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    A great entry on some of this year's best book cover design that i ran across thanks to

    My Favorite Book Covers of 2007
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    House of Leaves - the cover is nice but not great. It's the way that Mr Danielewski uses the formatting of the text to tell the story.
    House of Leaves

    You Shall Know Our Velocity. It starts on the cover! Glorious!
    You Shall Know Our Velocity

    The Promethea books, espiecially books three and four. The changes in the style of art, the colouring, the page design - all of it fantastic.
    promethea book 3

    More JH Williams III in the incredible ultimate story in the Seven Soldiers of Victory series. The one double page spread with the Gaurdian, the newspaper clippings, the horse jumping out of the page....I'm getting a bit wet just thinking about it.
    Seven soldiers of victory

    I'll put my vote in for the rereleases of those Gollancz (Orion) sci-fi novels. They are striking.
    • CommentAuthorFlxzr
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    lamuella said:
    back in the day, the best book covers I ever saw were for a mass market paperback set of the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, released before Mostly Harmless, where the 4 volumes could be assembled in 4 different ways to form different pictures.

    Like these?

    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007

    also: this isn't exactly how the cover looks, but you get the picture...:
    Nightly News

    I think IDW generally does good work on cover design for their trades. FALLEN ANGEL and WORMWOOD: GENTLEMAN CORPSE are fine examples.
    • CommentAuthord. morris
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    I really like the covers that Chip Kidd did for Vertical for the Tezuka books like the Ode to Kirihtio cover where the band shifts so that you can see the guy before and after his transformation


    Or the Apollo's Song cover that speaks for itself.
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    i dig what centipede press has been doing

    The Tenant
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    The Gollancz (Orion) - Future Classics series are really striking. Especially Evolution (the black areas on the cover are designed so that they feel like "ape-fur" upon touching them) and The Stars My Destination & Cities In Flight (the corners on the upper & lower right side are absent, thus making it look like a space cadet manual, like the "prop-books" in BSGallactica).

    Also, this one looks interesting: UbIq, A Mental Odyssey. It has a Chris Cunningham feel, and it features art by "Metabarons" artist, Juan Gimenez.
    Has anyone read it?
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    The end My Y
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I recently discovered these Faber UK eidtions of Jonathan Lethem's early works for $4 a piece at The Strand and bought the lot on sight.

    They channel the pulp infleunces of the books without coming off cheesy or overly retro.

    letham1 lethem2 lethem3
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    the "Beasts!" book from Fantagraphics is (appropriately) opulent for a multi-illustrator bestiary, even with gilt edges