I just found out about a blog that reviews book cover designs. Some of my favorites:
Love the typography on both and that cut-out snippet. Too clever! I do have to agree with BDR's comment that the tentacles look more like they belong to an octopus than a squid's. Nice composition too of the Proust/Squid.
I never tire of Russian Constructivist inspired design nor the use of black/white/red. I admire the way designers can create a grid-like design without it looking too predictable (as in the cover for Darkness at Noon). It's got this great mathematical quality to it.
Here's another grid that works well. Deconstructivist mathematical?
This could be a Saul Bass design of opening credits for a Hitchcock flick. What's not to love?
Nice vintage inspired design. I particularly enjoy the color design of the strawberry one and the primitive lines of the wood-block look illustration of all three.
I enjoy the quirky use of vintage line art in the next three:
I enjoy the illustration of this one. Using silhouettes with a black/creme contrast is a nice choice.
Nice art direction/photo styling. Like the type choices for the title as well as the inset.
Read about the rest here.