40+ Stunning Black and White Book Cover Designs

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40+ Stunning Black and White Book Cover Designs

After the fun I had putting together a similar post on minimalistic book covers, I thought I would revisit book covers, this time focusing on black and white book cover designs.

The showcase consists of over forty covers made up from books from all different genres; graphic design, art and culture, novels and and other non-fiction books. B&W book cover design surprisingly stands out tremendously well, especially with so many (or most!) books being full colour these days.

What is your favourite book cover here? Let us know!

Showcases ~ 2 comments

Pass Thru Fire: The Collected Lyrics

author: Lou Reed

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto

author: Jaron Lanier


author: JL Borges

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

author: Thomas De Quincey


author: A. J. Liebling

Beromda Bocker

author: Bokforlaget DN

Confessions of a Mask

author: H. Mishima

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes

author: Jim Holt


author: Adam Roberts

Century Rain

author: Alastair Reynolds

Eternal Light

author: Paul McAuley

Rendezvous With Rama

author: Arthur C. Clarke


author: Greg Bear


author: Larry Niven

Last And First Men

author: Olaf Stapledon


author: Dan Simmons

The Trial

author: Franz Kafka


author: Slavoj Zizek


author: Don DeLillo

Type Addicted

author: Victionary

The Pesthouse

author: Jim Crace

Soviet Kid

author: Jason Black

Everything You Know

author: Zoe Heller


author: James Case

High: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler

author: Brian O’Dea

The Man Suit

author: Zachary Schomburg

The Life and Death of Democracy

author: John Keane

Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan … and the World

author: Courtney Humphries

The Boat

author: Nam Le

Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

author: Randall Kennedy

The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays

author: Albert Camus

Exile on Main St: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones

author: Robert Greenfield

In the Woods

author: Tana French

The Best of Newspaper Design

author: Society for News Design

Sun and Shadow: An Erik Winter Novel

author: Ake Edwardson

The Brief History of the Dead

author: Kevin Brockmeier

Simply Droog

author: Droog Design

The Druid King

author: Norman Spinrad

Oh the Glory of It All

author: Sean Wilsey

Leather Maiden

author: Joe Lansdale

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  • Ross

    If anyone loves a bit of Sci-Fi Ilium by Dan Simmons on this list is a MUST!

    Amazing artwork too.

  • Black & White « Trina D. Lambert

    [...] Black and White Book Covers – 40+ stunning b&w book cover designs. [...]

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