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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.

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Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps

Jessica Hische's collaboration with Penguin is a lovely nod to the printed word—and an unusual and intriguing twist to a personal project that got its start online.

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Early Chwast

It is always fun to look at the early work of great artists and designers. Here is Seymour Chwast from 1961 when he worked in linocut.

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19 of the Best Book Covers of 2014

We know, we know. You should never judge a book by its cover. But looking at this set, it's damn hard not to. Here are 19 of our 2014 favorites that are in stores or on the way.

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05/28/2014: Last Launch book covers/jackets

Print‘s Regional Design Annual judges are looking to discover top talent to be featured in this year’s RDA. Judges include Debbie Millman, Jessica Helfand, Caleb Bennett, Joseph Duffy, Alexander Isley and Michael Vanderbyl. Enter today. RDA winner University of Texas Press out of the Southwest Region designed stunning book covers/jackets for Last Launch, a book by award-winning...

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Before Jackets: Naked Covers

With books migrating to pads and pods this maybe a moot point. But before designed book jackets, book covers were the primary illustrative and typographical surface on a book. The photographs of the covers taken from "Arts and Crafts Book Covers" (in the book over 90 in all), makes this an essential document of...