l: ‘chronic city’ uk edition by miriam rosenbloom r: ‘cheers! a history of beer in canada’ by david gee

we bring you another best of the year lists, this time it’s the book design review’s favoutrite book designs of 2009. the list includes some of their picks from the world of book jacket designs. the list includes everything from penguin classics to contemporary non-fiction. the collection has a strong partiality towards minimal design and strong graphic layouts. the list is a good indicator of where book design trends were this past year and perhaps, points to where they are going. while you can simply look at the designs, readers have also voted for their favourites, with the design for ‘columbine’ by henry sene yee as the overall favourite.


top book cover designs of 2009l: ‘valkyrie by jason booherr: ‘the great perhaps’ by jamie keenan

top book cover designs of 2009l: ‘columbine’ by henry sene yeer: ‘perforated heart’ by jason heuer

top book cover designs of 2009 l: ‘experimental geography’ by kelly blairr: ‘the penguin book of gaslight crime’illustration by jaya miceli