8 Beautiful Book Cover Designs

As a committed bookworm and ravenous design junkie, I spend many of my days browsing book covers.

My Design Shop features books by some of the most prominent names in graphic design. Naturally, some of the book cover designs themselves are pretty darn impressive. I rounded up a few of the best book covers you’ll see at MyDesignShop.com for your viewing pleasure.

Today is Black Friday in July at MyDesignShop.com, which means you can order as many of these design books as you want and take 40% off your entire purchase with code SUMMER40!

The sale lasts through Monday, July 28 and covers most of the items in the store, so after you’re done perusing the book cover art, head on over to see what’s available at MyDesignShop.com.

8 Beautiful Book Cover Designs from MyDesignShop

Creative Workshop eBook

80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

By David Sherwin

6433c892cb071de2c45ae106be8fd790Within these pages, you’ll find eighty creative challenges to help you reach a breadth of innovative design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. By completing these challenges, you’ll round out your skills by exploring projects along the full continuum of design disciplines, from the bread and butter of branding and collateral to the wild world of advertising to the user-centered practices of creating interactive projects.

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Creative Anarchy

How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success

By Denise Bosler

2e2217692099b1f140077794cfc7cdf2Among the many regulations of design you often hear are, “follow the rules and color within the lines,” and “only use two fonts on a page and don’t make your logo too complicated.” If you’re tired of hearing the same old restrictions, you’ll love the creative freedom offered by Creative Anarchy by Denise Bosler. Though there are surely rules of good design, it is more important just to know when to follow them and when they can be broken.

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Caffeine for the Creative Mind

250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain

By Stefan Mumaw and Wendy Lee Oldfiled


Caffeine for the Creative Mind is chock-full of creative brainstorming exercises. These 15-minute exercises are designed to be short and fun while helping spark the imagination.

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Written on the City

Graffiti Messages Worldwide

By Axel Albin and Josh Kamier

86bb43d38e55c7256f1ac618489eef18Put down that can of spray paint and see what other graffiti artists/messengers are creating on buildings, fences, sidewalks, walls, roads and landscapes all over the world. Based on the Website of the same name, Written on the City is packed with over 200 color images from cover to cover. Like all inspired art, this stunning collection has its thumb on the pulse of international cities where the meanings of the messages are every bit as thoughtful as the artistry that creates them.

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By Kathryn Coates, Andy Ellison



Get a complete and thorough overview of information design and come to understand a variety of the concepts that help shape information design, like the audience, selection of media, structure, experimentation, legibility and readability, and multi-platform delivery. Utilize practical exercises and tips in order to put these concepts into practice, and get a real-world look at information design with fully illustrated case studies from prominent professional designers.

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OMG! I Forgot the Card!

Last Minute Greeting Cards for Every Occasion

By Claudean Wheeler

474776f6ce0b84b6061eaa86c319f303Have you ever waited until the last minute to buy a card, or realized you completely forgot to buy one altogether? Or maybe, just maybe, you absolutely can’t stand the monumental time-suck of standing in the greeting card isle looking for the perfect card. Avoid all of these issues with this convenient book of ready-to-fold-and-mail greeting cards.

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Burn Your Portfolio

Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should

By Michael Janda



Gather practical, relevant, real-world advice from design professional Michael Janda in Burn Your Portfolio, and learn the tricks of the trade for succeeding in a creative career. Even if you have a design school education and a top-notch portfolio, there are still best practices that are usually only learned if you’ve put in years of experience on the job.

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20th Century Design

A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style

By Tony Seddon


Relive graphic design of the 1900s with 20th Century Design by Tony Seddon, an exploration of the graphic style throughout the decades of the 1900s. Each chapter contains an expansive overview of graphic design in one decade, with information about influences from other areas like politics, architecture, technology, and more.

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Love these book cover designs? Check out more at MyDesignShop. Also, Black Friday in July isn’t just for books! Once you’re perused your favorite graphic design resources, enter code SUMMER40 to take 40% off your total order.