Naturally, as soon as I posted my last treatise on cover treatments, I immediately found more outstanding examples I had to share. I think it’s been long enough that I can finally make this update, eh?
Aside from being a ridiculously glamorous design, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre features a subtle foil glimmer over the lantern. Designed by renown fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, this cover was enough to make me instantly buy a copy of a book I already owned. Two copies of.
Glow in the Dark Ink
While overdoing this could quickly become garish, in Lauren Redniss’s Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout, the subject matter and predominant graphic design makes it a creative choice. I’ve been struggling to make this description appropriately dignified, but I feel like I really need to emphasize that omg this is a book cover with glow in the dark ink!!
Okay, yes, Six Feet Under is actually an HBO series about a family-run funeral home, but the creativity of this design makes it a worthwhile exception. The simplicity of the dirt and root system highlights the hilariously ingenious fake-turf glued to the top of the box.
As before, if you find any creative covers, feel free to let me know : )