Design Oberserver’s Best Book Covers Of 2012

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? The editors at the design website Design Observer have been picking the best book covers of the year since 1924, and they just released their 2012 list! Feast your eyes on creative genius.

1. A Death in Summer

By Benjamin Black, Cover Design by Keith Hayes

2. A Hologram for the King

By Dave Eggars, Cover Design by Jessica Hische

3. A Topology of Everyday Constellations

By Georges Teyssot.

4. A Wilderness of Error

By Errol Morris, Cover Design by Yve Ludwig

5. After Freud Left

Edited by John Burnham, Cover Design by Isaac Tobin

6. Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep

By Mark Sloan, Cover Design by Gil Shuler

7. Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason

By Anne Roiphe, Cover Design by Rachel Willey

8. Art Without Artists

Bu James Foster and Roger Manley, Design by Mary Kunnath

9. At Last

Bu Edward St. Aubyn, Design by Jennifer Carrow

10. Bloodland

By Alan Glynn, Design by Keith Hayes

11. Butterfly in the Typewriter

By Cory MacLauchlin, Design by Paul Sahre

12. By Blood

By Ellen Ullman, Design by Rodrigo Corral

13. Cascade

By Maryanne O’Hara, Design by Emily Mahon

14. Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine

By Sina Nafaji, Design by Everything Studio

15. The Evelyn Waugh series

By Evelyn Waugh, Design by Keith Hayes

You can see the rest of Design Oberserver’s Top 50 book covers of 2012 on their website!

What book covers stand out to you? Did they miss any of your favorites?

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