23 Cool Book Covers by In-House Designers

Here at HOW, we love a good book cover, and ever since we got a taste of the book-design scene at Riverhead Books, we’ve been wanting to take a look at work by other designers and art directors working in-house at publishing companies. And so we’re excited to showcase 23 book covers—some of which have won awards from HOW and PRINT—by in-house creatives.

Regardless of what kind of design work you do, we hope these book covers inspire you to keep the creative wheels turning. And if you too are part of an in-house design team, we encourage you to celebrate your own team’s work by entering it in the HOW In-House Design Awards.

The Awards deadline is just around the corner (11:59pm EST on July 5, 2017), but that’s plenty of time to ensure your team is under consideration for a number of amazing prizes, including a free Big Ticket registration to HOW Design Live 2018 (up to a $2,295 value), a main-stage trophy presentation at the conference and other exclusive opportunities on-site. Plus: All winners will see their work presented beautifully in the Winter 2017 issue of HOW magazine.

(And check back on Monday for even more book covers by in-house creatives!)

23 Cool Book Covers by In-House Designers

Note: This article previously showcased 25 covers, but a few have been removed, as they were completed in a freelance capacity.

Design: Christopher Brand, VP & creative director at the Crown Publishing Group
Illustration: Micah Lidberg


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group
Photography: George Baier IV (rip), Toby Jacobs (author)


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo,VP, creative director at Hachette Book Group


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group
Photo: Peter Yang


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Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


Design: Jessie Sayward Bright, Crown Publishing Group


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Design: Elena Giavaldi, Crown Publishing Group
Illustration: Mario Hugo


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Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group
Photography: George Baier IV


Design: Elena Giavaldi, Crown Publishing Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo, created in-house for Perseus (now Hachette Book Group)


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group


Design: Michael Morris, Crown Publishing Group


Design: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


Design: Michael Morris, Crown Publishing Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


Cover by Nicole Caputo, Hachette Book Group


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