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6 Helpful Classes On Book Cover Design

Learn how from absolute pros

6 Helpful Classes On Book Cover Design

Learn how from absolute pros

So you’re a design student or novice and you’ve become totally obsessed with book covers. Welcome. We know the feeling!

Knowing your way around Adobe products isn’t enough. If you want to learn the tools of the trade, you’re in luck! Six ABSOLUTE MASTERS of the craft have each put together their very own class in which they will walk you through the intricacies of book cover design. Take your pick!

1. Steven Attardo via Workshop

Steven Attardo is the design director for W. W. Norton and Company’s trade book division.

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2. Catherine Casolino via Domestika

Catherine is the creative director of her design studio in NYC.

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3. John Gall via Domestika

John Gall is currently the creative director of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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4. Owen Gent via Domestika

Owen Gent is an artist & illustrator based in Bristol, England with a specialty in book publishing.

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4. Chip Kidd via Domestika

Chip Kidd is one of the most well-known book cover designers of our day.

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5. Peter Mendelsund via Skillshare

Peter Mendelsund was previously the art director of Pantheon Books. Today, he is the Creative Director of The Atlantic. 

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No time for class? Here’s a 2016 Format article titled How to Design A Best Selling Book Cover.

This article was last updated March 2024.

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