book covers


Take Off Your Jacket …

Dust jackets from the 1930s and '40s that survived are indeed now worn and tattered. But they are also fascinating indicators of graphic style and form.


A Life in Paperbacks

H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.


Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.


5 of the Best Book Covers of 2014

The greatest book covers not only convey a sense of the words within, but they also stand alone as portable works of art. Here are 5 of our 2014 favorites.