We’ve judged the books by their covers for this gallery of the best designs of 2019 (so far), and the results are mind blowing. From the striking illustration of Jor Ros for Patron Saints of Nothing to Grace Han’s creative vision Bangkok wakes up in the rain, these 19 designs feature our favorite book covers of the year. Click on the images to browse our picks celebrating the designers and illustrators we love.
If you would like to see even more book covers, you can check out our galleries of the best book covers of 2018 and the best book covers of June 2019. We also recommend that you visit both Spine review‘s and The occasional optimist websites, because they introduced us to many of our favorite designs.
Design by Grace Han
Design by Regina Flath; illustration by Aykut Aydogdu
Design by Baily Crawford
Design by Pete Garceau
Design by Jessie Gang; illustration by Elliana Esquivel
Design by Will Staehle
Design by Mark R. Robinson; photograph by Paul Antoine
Design by Karina Granda; illustration by Dana Ledl
Design by Kelly Blair
Design by Paul Coomey; illustration by hatecopy