The Best Book Covers of February 2018

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The Best Book Covers of February 2018

From Sungpyo Hong’s surreal art for The Strange Bird to Grace Han’s powerful take on The Line Becomes a River, the 10 book covers in this gallery deliver some of this month’s most stunning designs. Browse our top picks, and enjoy celebrating the designers and illustrators whose work leaps from the shelves.

If you want to view even more gorgeous book covers, you can check out our galleries of the best book covers of January and the best covers of 2017. We also recommend visiting both Spine Magazine’s and The Casual Optimist’s websites, as they introduced us to many of our favorite designs this month.

*Rather than rank the covers, we listed them in an aesthetically pleasing order.

Feel Free by Zadie Smith



Cover design by Gray318

The Chateau by Paul Goldberg



Cover design by Henry Sene Yee and art by David Curtis

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú



Cover design by Grace Han and photograph by Richard Misrach

The Strange Bird by Jeff VanderMeer



Cover design by Rodrigo Corral and art by Sungpyo Hong

(This cover was created for the Kindle release in August 2017, but it was released in print for the first time this month.)

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy



Cover design by Lucy Kim

The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara



Cover design by Sara Wood and photograph by Florence Tetier and Nicolas Coulomb

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin



Cover design by Colleen Reinhart

Eat the Apple by Matt Young



Cover design by Edel Rodriguez

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez



Cover design by Nicolas Ortega and photograph by Michael Blann

We Are Taking Only What We Need by Stephanie Powell Watts



Cover design by Sara Wood and artwork by Amy Sherald

(You might recognize Amy Sherald as the artist who created Michelle Obama's official portrait.)