Book Covers Before & After

We’re always inspired to see the way our imagery can be used creatively in book cover design!

Sometimes one photo can make a perfect book cover with just the addition of a title, but it’s also fascinating to see designs where elements are cropped, colours are changed, or different images are blended into a composite design.

Here are a few of our favourite international book covers, together with the original images that were used!

Se taire by Mazarine Pingeot
Pocket – France

For love and country by Candace Waters
Simon & Schuster – USA

Grünes öl by Ben Rifko
Penguin Random House / Heyne – Germany

Guida al tratamento dei vampiri per casalinghe by Grady Hendrix
Mondadori Libri – Italy

La ciudad enfurecida by Sergio Martínez
Penguin Random House / Grijalbo – España

If she were dead by J. P. Smith
Source Books – USA

Gabrielle by Franck Thilliez
Univers Poche – France


Hundra skäl att leva by Richard Roper
Albert Bonniers Förlag – Sweden

My lies, your lies by Susan Lewis
Harper Collins – USA

Tom Clancy Vijandelijk contact by Mike Maden
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers – The Netherlands

House of Correction by Nicci French
Simon & Schuster – UK