30 Beautifully Colorful Typographic Book Cover Designs

Typography is one of the most useful and important tools in the graphic design toolbox. It is even more interesting when it is applied to the very source of words, ie. Books. In this article we have a collection of typography based book cover designs. With this collection we hope to inspire and demonstrate how important and creative typography can be. To make it easier and more interesting for your viewing pleasure they have been categorized by color. Enjoy!

Presenting 36 typography based book cover design in full Technicolor!

Always & Forever and Five Other Lies by Veronika Simonovic

The Best of Sweets House

The Future of an Illusion – Sigmund Frued

The Future of an Illusion - Sigmund Frued

The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara – Edited by Donald Allen

The Collected Poems of Frank OHara - Edited by Donald Allen

Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

The Complete Typographer – Will Hill

The Complete Typographer - Will Hill

Love of Beauty is the Taste the Creation of Beauty is Art – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love of Beauty is the Taste the Creation of Beauty is Art - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Typography – GRA 1206 – Projects 1 – 6

Typography - GRA 1206 - Projects 1 - 6

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer

Graphic Design the Forgotten Web Standard

Graphic Design the Forgotten Web Standard

I’m with the Brand – Rob Walker

Im with the Brand - Rob Walker

The Spy Who Loved Me – Ian Fleming

The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Fleming

Against Happiness – Eric G Wilson

Against Happiness - Eric G Wilson

Thinking With Type – Ellen Lupton

Thinking With Type - Ellen Lupton

Idea Index, Graphic Effects and Typographic Treatments – Jim Krause

Idea Index, Graphic Effects and Typographic Treatments - Jim Krause

What Do You Care What People Think? – Richard Feynman

What Do You Care What People Think? - Richard Feynman

The Unabridged Pocket Book of Lightening – Jonathan Safran Foer

The Unabridged Pocket Book of Lightening - Jonathan Safran Foer

A Long Time Ago Essentially True – Brigid Pasulka

A Long Time Ago Essentially True - Brigid Pasulka

The Only Alien on the Planet – Kristen D. Randle

The Only Alien on the Planet - Kristen D. Randle

Up A Tree at Night with a Hedgehog – P.Robert Smith

Up A Tree at Night with a Hedgehog - P.Robert Smith

Maigret – George Simenon

Maigret - George Simenon

Number 9 Dream – David Mitchell

Number 9 Dream David Mitchell

No Country For Old Men, Somehwere Out There Is a True and Living Prophet of Destruction – Cormac McCarthy

No Country For Old Men, Somehwere Out There Is a True and Living Prophet of Destruction - Cormac McCarthy

The Dream Of Perpetual Motion, A novel – Dexter Palmer

The Dream Of Perpetual Motion, A novel - Dexter Palmer

Me, The Me I Want to Be – John Ortberg

Me, The Me I Want to Be - John Ortberg

The Coffee Book, Recipes, Thoughts, Ideas

The Coffee Book, Recipes, Thoughts, Ideas

A Controversy of Poets – Paris Leary and Robert Kelly

A Controversy of Poets - Paris Leary and Robert Kelly

The Gone Away World – Nick Harkaway’

The Gone Away World - Nick Harkaway

GUT Symmetrie – Jeanette Winterson

GUT Symmetrie - Jeanette Winterson

A Catalog of Type Hand Job – Michael Perry

A Catalog of Type Hand Job Michael Perry

Visual Language For Designers – Connie Malamed

Visual Language For Designers - Connie Malamed

Emily Gale, Girl Aloud (The Teensy Talent of a Reluctant Rock Chick) I loved It – Joanna Nadin

Emily Gale, Girl Aloud The Teensy Talent of a Reluctant Rock Chick I loved It - Joanna Nadin

Design with Type – Carl Doir

Design with Type - Carl Doir

Happy Fish, A Collection of Art – Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Happy Fish, A Collection of Art - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

The Brand Gap – Marty Neumeier

The Brand Gap - Marty Neumeier

As we can see, typography is an amazing graphical tool that can be used in remarkable ways. These book cover designs use colour as a tool to enhance the message of the book. The cover is in some ways more important than the blurb as it is the first thing a reader will see. In other words, graphic design is what the audience sees first. They say that a picture is worth a 1000 words. Imagine how many more words well executed typography can say?

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