18 (More) Cool Book Covers by In-House Designers

Last week we drooled over 23 book covers created by designers and art directors working in-house, and this week we’re excited to bring you 18 more—this time by Alex Camlin, Kerry Rubenstein and Joan Wong.

Camlin and Rubenstein make up a two-person art department serving three imprints of Hachette Book Group (Da Capo Press, Lifelong Books and Seal Press). In addition to being a creative director at Hachette, Camlin is also the in-house designer at Harvard Review (which is not affiliated with Hachette). Wong is currently an in-house designer at Vintage and Anchor Books of Penguin Random House.

Once again, we hope you soak up some inspiration from these talented book cover designers—and remember that if you too are part of an in-house design team (in any industry), we encourage you to celebrate your own work by entering it in the HOW In-House Design Awards.

The In-House Design Awards deadline is just around the corner (11:59pm EDT on July 5), so enter ASAP for your work to be reviewed by our judging panel—Workfront creative director and former Adobe designer David Lesué, IBM Public Service chief design strategist Nathaniel Axios, and Nestlé global head of visual identity and design Ximena O’Reilly—and to be considered for a number of amazing prizes (read about the prize list here).

18 Cool Book Covers by In-House Designers

Beatlebone

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson


Dangerous Boobies (2017, Seal Press)

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Design: Kerry Rubenstein


City on a Grid (2016, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Alex Camlin
Illustration courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York


How to Set a Fire and Why

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson


Songwriters On Songwriting (2016, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Kerry Rubenstein


More Songwriters On Songwriting (2017, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Kerry Rubenstein


Heads (2016, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Alex Camlin


Novels, Tales, Journeys (unused cover design)

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson
Image courtesy of Bridgeman


I Am the Wolf (2017, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Alex Camlin


The Dead Mom’s Club (2017, Seal Press)

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Design: Kerry Rubenstein
Photograph © Jan Stromme/Getty Images


Stories of Your Life (unused cover design)

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson
Image courtesy of Mary Jane Ansell


My Damage (2016, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Alex Camlin
Illustration by Raymond Petition


Meatless (2016, Lifelong Books)

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Design: Kerry Rubenstein
Photograph: domin_domin/iStock


Harvard Review #47 (2016, Houghton Library, Harvard University)

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Design: Alex Camlin


The Time Machine

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson
Image courtesy of AKG Images


Harvard Review #50 (2017, Houghton Library, Harvard University)

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Design: Alex Camlin


Amatka (unused cover design)

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Design: Joan Wong
Art direction: Megan Wilson
Image courtesy of The Imageworks


Universal (2017, Da Capo Press)

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Design: Alex Camlin
Photograph of the Orion NebulaOrion Nebula © Michael Miller/Getty Images


Register today to join David Lesué—former Adobe designer, current Workfront creative director and judge of this year’s HOW In-House Design Awards—as he shares five lessons he’s learned over the past 15 years as a graphic designer, art director and creative director.

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