15 Award-Winning Book Covers

At PRINT, we’re suckers for a good book cover. So as we gear up for the Regional Design Awards’ big deadline of April 1, we have fresh reason to geek out on a roundup of some of our favorite book covers from last year’s RDA—as selected by Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Gail Anderson, Marc English, Jennifer Morla and Bill Grant.

 

 

Beyond the Fleeting Moment

Amy Klee, Nahant, MA: Amy Klee (creative director/art director/designer), Lure Design Inc. (cover illustration), Zoran Orlic (photographer), Jeff Tweedy (writer), Lawrence Azerrad (foreword), Joseph Thompson (introduction), The Heads of State (endpapers), Dan MacAdam (title page/crosshair), Justin Helton, Status Serigraph, Nate Duval, Matthew Pfahlert, The Silent P, Factory 43, Andrew Saeger, Mikey Burton (interior spread artists); dBpm Records (client)

Amy Klee, Nahant, MA: Amy Klee (creative director/art director/designer), Lure Design Inc. (cover illustration), Zoran Orlic (photographer), Jeff Tweedy (writer), Lawrence Azerrad (foreword), Joseph Thompson (introduction), The Heads of State (endpapers), Dan MacAdam (title page/crosshair), Justin Helton, Status Serigraph, Nate Duval, Matthew Pfahlert, The Silent P, Factory 43, Andrew Saeger, Mikey Burton (interior spread artists); dBpm Records (client)

 


 

The Woman Who Read Too Much

Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein, Fairport, NY; www.annatype.com: Rob Ehle (art director), Anne Jordan, Mitch Goldstein (designers/photographers); Stanford University Press (client)

Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein, Fairport, NY; www.annatype.com: Rob Ehle (art director), Anne Jordan, Mitch Goldstein (designers/photographers); Stanford University Press (client)

 


 

High Yield, Future Tense

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer); Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Martin S. Fridson, Karen Sterling (editors); New York Society of Security Analysts (client)

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer); Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Martin S. Fridson, Karen Sterling (editors); New York Society of Security Analysts (client)

EO High Yield Future Tense

 


 

Art for Rollins

Art for Rollins AHOY Studios; www.ahoystudios.com: Connie Koch, Denise Sommer (creative directors/art directors), Scott Brower, Nadine Werjant (designers); Goodman Taft (client)

AHOY Studios; www.ahoystudios.com: Connie Koch, Denise Sommer (creative directors/art directors), Scott Brower, Nadine Werjant (designers); Goodman Taft (client)

 


 

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Walker Art Center Design Studio, Minneapolis, MN; http://blogs.walkerart.org/design: Emmet Byrne (creative director/art director/designer), Andrew Blauvelt (art director/writer), Nani Albornoz, Logan Myers (designers), Gene Pittman (photographer); Walker Art Center (client)

Walker Art Center Design Studio, Minneapolis, MN; http://blogs.walkerart.org/design: Emmet Byrne (creative director/art director/designer), Andrew Blauvelt (art director/writer), Nani Albornoz, Logan Myers (designers), Gene Pittman (photographer); Walker Art Center (client)

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My Southern Journey

Oxmoor House, Birmingham, AL: Felicity Keane (creative director), Christopher Rhoads (art director), Maribeth Jones (designer), Annie Howe (illustrator), Rick Bragg (writer); Southern Living/Time Inc. (client)

Oxmoor House, Birmingham, AL: Felicity Keane (creative director), Christopher Rhoads (art director), Maribeth Jones (designer), Annie Howe (illustrator), Rick Bragg (writer); Southern Living/Time Inc. (client)

 


 

Bats of the Republic

Zachary Thomas Dodson, El Paso, TX; www.zachdodson.com: Zachary Thomas Dodson (creative director/art director/ designer); Doubleday (client)

Zachary Thomas Dodson, El Paso, TX; www.zachdodson.com: Zachary Thomas Dodson (creative
director/art director/ designer); Doubleday (client)

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Girl Waits With Gun

Jim Tierney; www.jim-tierney.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Brian Moore (art director), Jim Tierney (designer/illustrator); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

Jim Tierney; www.jim-tierney.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Brian Moore (art director), Jim Tierney (designer/illustrator); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

 


 

Typeforce 4

Typeforce

Firebelly, Chicago; www.firebellydesign.com: Will Miller (creative director/designer), Nick Adam, Ross Burwell (designers), Graphic Arts Studio (custom-mixed ink), Rohner Letterpress (dimensional foil), Domtar, Veritiv (paper); Public Media Institute (client)

Firebelly, Chicago; www.firebellydesign.com: Will Miller (creative director/designer), Nick Adam, Ross Burwell (designers), Graphic Arts Studio (custom-mixed ink), Rohner Letterpress (dimensional foil), Domtar, Veritiv (paper); Public Media Institute (client)

 


 

Immunity

Regan Arts; www.reganarts.com: Richard Ljoenes (creative director/art director/designer), Taylor Antrim (writer); Regan Arts (client)

Regan Arts; www.reganarts.com: Richard Ljoenes (creative director/art director/designer), Taylor Antrim (writer); Regan Arts (client)

 


 

City on a Grid

Da Capo Press, Boston; www.dacapopress.com: Alex Camlin (creative director/art director/ designer), Collection of the Museum of the City of New York (illustration); Da Capo Press (client)

Da Capo Press, Boston; www.dacapopress.com: Alex Camlin (creative director/art director/ designer), Collection of the Museum of the City of New York (illustration); Da Capo Press (client)

 


 

Surf is Where You Find It

nohawk, Ventura, CA; www.nohawk.com: Dmitri Siegel (creative director), Scott Massey (art director/designer), Art Brewer, Jeff Divine, Ron Stoner, Jeff Hornbaker, Leroy Grannis, Don James, Jeff Johnson, Don King, Dan Merkel, Ben Moon, Joe Quigg, Denjiro Sato, Tom Servais, John Severson, Craig Stecyk, Mike Waggoner, Steve Wilkings (photographers), Jane Sievert (photo editor), Gerry Lopez, Steve Pezman, Rob Machado (writers); Patagonia Books (client)

nohawk, Ventura, CA; www.nohawk.com: Dmitri Siegel (creative director), Scott Massey (art director/designer), Art Brewer, Jeff Divine, Ron Stoner, Jeff Hornbaker, Leroy Grannis, Don James, Jeff Johnson, Don King, Dan Merkel, Ben Moon, Joe Quigg, Denjiro Sato, Tom Servais, John Severson, Craig Stecyk, Mike Waggoner, Steve Wilkings (photographers), Jane Sievert (photo editor), Gerry Lopez, Steve Pezman, Rob Machado (writers); Patagonia Books (client)

 


 

Mr. Splitfoot

Strick & Williams; www.strickandwilliams.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Martha Kennedy (art director), Charlotte Strick, Claire Williams (designers); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

Strick & Williams; www.strickandwilliams.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Martha Kennedy (art director), Charlotte Strick, Claire Williams (designers); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

 


 

Saturday Night Live: The Book

Saturday Night Live: The Book Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Emily Oberman (creative director/art director/designer), Jonathan Correira, Alex Stikeleather (designers), James Shanks (photographer), Alison Castle (writer); Taschen (client)

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Emily Oberman (creative director/art director/designer), Jonathan Correira, Alex Stikeleather (designers), James Shanks (photographer), Alison Castle (writer); Taschen (client)

 


 

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer), Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Erik Christiansen (photographer), Dan Michaels (writer); Chronicle Books (client)

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer), Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Erik Christiansen (photographer), Dan Michaels (writer); Chronicle Books (client)

 


 

The 2017 PRINT RDA: Enter Now!

Enter the most respected competition in graphic design—now open to both pros and students—for a chance to have your work published, win a pass to HOW Design Live, and more. 2017 Judges: Aaron Draplin / Jessica Hische / Pum Lefebure / Ellen LuptonEddie OparaPaula Scher. Student work judges: PRINT editorial & creative director Debbie Millman and PRINT editor-in-chief Zachary Petit.

Draplin image: Leah Nash. Hische: Helena Price. Lupton: Michelle Qureshi. Scher: Ian Roberts.

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