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!
The Only Alien on the Planet – Kristen D. Randle
Maigret – George Simenon
Me, The Me I Want to Be – John Ortberg
Happy Fish, A Collection of Art – Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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?