Wednesday Inspiration: Non-fiction Book Covers

We’ve been browsing through virtual bookshelves and picked 15 covers that caught our eye. What’s special about them is the intense use of typography to the detriment of other design elements. Whether you just admire the book, browse through it or end up buying it, the typography on the cover can obviously add extra appeal.
Our selection focuses on non-fiction book covers, for the simple reason that these are powerful books which tackle real events, topical issues, and are the materialisation of months or years of research. So, is anybody surprised that many of their covers are overwhelmingly relying on typography?
You’ll find some classic titles, a few fresh best sellers, and a couple of variations on the same titles.

The question is, would you like to read any of these books if you’re not familiar with the author or the topic, and all you’re left with are the types used? And do you judge a book by its cover?

argo

the-tall-man
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9781594488849B

THE FUTURE -- COVER FINAL

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eating-animals

mind

outliers2

klein

dog

quiet

no-logo

tipping