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Book Cover Design

Browse articles by Faber cover designers that go behind the scenes of book jacket design, from concept and initial design routes through to final editions. Follow Faber Design on Instagram at @designbyfaber.

Book Cover Design: Giant by Mollie Ray
Book Cover Design: Giant by Mollie Ray

How do you choose the cover design for a book made entirely of pictures? Illustrator, graphic novelist and now book …

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Book Cover Design: When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
Book Cover Design: When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll

As Faber publishes the first UK edition of When I Arrived at the Castle, graphic novelist Emily Carroll tells us …

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Book Cover Design: How to Win an Information War
Book Cover Design: How to Win an Information War

Robbie Porter, the cover designer behind How to Win an Information War, tells us about the challenge of designing a …

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Book Cover Design: Baumgartner by Paul Auster
Book Cover Design: Baumgartner by Paul Auster

Kishan Rajani, senior designer at Faber, takes us through the design process for the cover of Paul Auster’s novel Baumgartner, …

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Book Cover Design: Weirdo by Sara Pascoe
Book Cover Design: Weirdo by Sara Pascoe

Designer Sophie Harris shares the creative process that went into the book jacket for Sara Pascoe’s debut novel, Weirdo.

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Book Cover Design: Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
Book Cover Design: Big Swiss by Jen Beagin

Big Swiss, the ‘the funniest book you will read in 2023’, has a book jacket with a big personality. Kishan …

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Book Cover Design: Termush for Faber Editions
Book Cover Design: Termush for Faber Editions

Robbie Porter, the cover designer for the newest release on the Faber Editions list, Termush by Sven Holm, shares his …

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Book Cover Design: Max Porter’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Book Cover Design: Max Porter’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Book designer and illustrator Eleanor Crow tells the story of how the jacket for Max Porter's beloved first novel, Grief …

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Cover Design: Tania Branigan’s Red Memory
Cover Design: Tania Branigan’s Red Memory

Jonny Pelham, Art Director of the hardback cover for Tania Branigan’s Red Memory, discusses its creation with designer Tom Etherington.

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Cover Design: Demon Copperhead
Cover Design: Demon Copperhead

Art Director Pete Adlington gives us a behind-the-scenes insight into how he designed the cover for Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead, …

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Cover Design: The Premonitions Bureau
Cover Design: The Premonitions Bureau

Designer Jack Smyth tells the story of the creation of the cover for The Premonitions Bureau, Sam Knight's tale of …

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Cover Design: Bill Bragg on new designs for classic Golding
Cover Design: Bill Bragg on new designs for classic Golding

Behind the making of the covers for Pincher Martin, The Spire and The Inheritors by William Golding.

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Cover Design: Klara and the Sun
Cover Design: Klara and the Sun

Senior Designer Pete Adlington gives a behind-the-scenes insight into the process of designing the cover for Klara and the Sun, …

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Cover Design: little scratch
Cover Design: little scratch

Senior Designer Jonny Pelham tells us about the design process for Rebecca Watson's debut novel, little scratch.

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Cover Design: Lanny
Cover Design: Lanny

Faber cover designer Jonny Pelham tells us about the design process for the paperback edition of Max Porter's Lanny.

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Cover Design: On Midnight Beach
Cover Design: On Midnight Beach

We talked to Children's Art Director Emma Eldridge about the process of designing the cover for Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's stunning YA …

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Bringing our Faber Stories designs to life
Bringing our Faber Stories designs to life

In celebration of a new set of Faber Stories, Senior Designer Jonathan Pelham talks about the process behind their innovative …

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Cover Design: Ted Hughes’s Nature Poems
Cover Design: Ted Hughes’s Nature Poems

As part of our 90th celebrations, we commissioned five printmakers to design artwork for new editions of some of Ted …

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Cover Design: See What Can Be Done
Cover Design: See What Can Be Done

Faber cover designer Jonny Pelham tells us about the design process for Lorrie Moore’s See What Can Be Done.

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Cover Design: Sleep No More
Cover Design: Sleep No More

We talked to printmaker and illustrator, Angela Harding, about the process of designing custom artwork for Sleep No More by …

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Cover Design: The Poisonwood Bible
Cover Design: The Poisonwood Bible

To celebrate eighteen years of Barbara Kingsolver’s contemporary classic and international bestseller, The Poisonwood Bible, Faber has partnered with celebrated …

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