The 10 Best Book Covers of October
(Mostly) Not Spooky At All
Another month of books, another month of book covers. Maybe it’s all the orange and black assaulting my vision when I step out the door, but this month, I’ve been responding to simplicity and elegance—and, as always, humor. Can never have too much of that. Here are my favorite book covers of October.
This would be gorgeous even without the subtle dimensionality, which elevates it even further.
All of Hansen’s covers for Oyamada’s books have been weird and bold and colorful; this one has the added value of being funny, too.
A clever and convincing—and fun—take on the signage-style cover.
The encroaching dark here is both simple and brilliant.
Very funny, and visually striking to boot.
I love this version of the all-type cover, which invites you to recognize (or guess) at all the typographical references—which in turn invites you right into the book.
I love the simple style of the new NYRB series; that this one makes use of a saucy (and dramatic!) painting makes it all the better.
The pterodactyl making off with the E! Come on.
Classic John Gall, and exactly the kind of cover that makes me want to pick up a book.
Another simple but effective cover, which builds a lot of mystery in all that hazy middle space.