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15 Best Book Cover Designs of All Time

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Whether you’re hiring a professional or using a free book cover maker, design is important.

If you’re trying to come up with a design, it can be helpful to take some direction from the experts. Looking at amazing covers can give you inspiration for your own.

Here are 15 of the best book cover designs to get you started.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange has been inspiring writers since it came out, but it has been inspiring designers, too.

The bold primary colors give the cover a simple, timeless look. But the illustration with its one cog-like eye turns what could be childish into something sinister.

The eye perfectly captures the theme of clockwork while alluding to the main character’s use of mascara.

1984

This classic novel has had many covers over the years, but none capture the spirit of it quite as well as this one.

The old-fashioned typography and coloring immediately places the reader’s mind in the proper era.

The eye at the bottom gives you a sense of feeling watched, perfectly capturing the “big brother” theme of the book.

Against Happiness

Not all book covers have to be complex. Against Happiness features simple, small curved text.

But the yellow backdrop immediately calls to mind the classic “smiley face,” which turns the curving text into a frown.

This simple design perfectly evokes a feeling of being unhappy without going overboard. It’s subtle and bright at the same time, making it very innovative.

The Bell Jar

This is another classic book with too many covers to count. But there’s something incredibly evocative about this particular one.

The circles give off a feeling of hypnotic hopelessness, of being trapped. You feel like if you stare at it too long, you’ll sink right in.

This perfectly captures the narrator’s feeling of despair and hopelessness. It captures her slow, spiraling descent.

The Road

The very simplicity of this cover is what makes it so brilliant.

On the surface, it seems like an innocent enough picture of two people walking. But as you look at it, the silhouettes of the dead trees hint at something much more sinister.

This perfectly captures the feeling and themes of the book without being overly morbid.

Procession of the Dead

Horror covers are difficult to pull off. You want them to be sinister without being off-putting. There’s a careful balance you need to achieve.

Procession of the Dead pulls this off perfectly. Making the title out of the shadows of cut-out letters is a particularly nice touch.

This cover evokes a feeling of dread like something is lurking in the shadows.

Fahrenheit 451

Everyone has probably seen this iconic cover at one time or another.

But the image of a man made of burning books is one that immediately gives the reader a feel for the story.

It also adds an extra layer of meaning that the book dances around but does not say — the idea that by destroying books, we are destroying ourselves.

Lord of the Flies

This kind of cover won’t work for everyone — it’s a bit hard to read, so for books less iconic than this one, the typography would not work.

But the way that this cover invokes a Rorschach ink blot test immediately gives the reader a sense of psychology.

It plays into the themes of death and human nature perfectly.

Everything Leads to You

We love how this book cover takes the title literally. The text slants towards the figure in the center of the cover — leading to her.

This gorgeous design matches the feel of the book’s title perfectly without being over the top or obvious about it.

The typography also gives off a feminine feel without being incredibly traditional about it. It’s a great example of modern book covers.

Little Red Riding Hood

We love the beauty of this book cover. The way that the figure’s red cape makes up part of the “R” makes it instantly iconic.

Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, so just seeing that R would be enough to tell you what that book is about. It’s a beautiful design.

The Wealth of Nations

This beautiful cover takes a different approach than most covers for this book.

While most invoke an old-fashioned feel, this one makes the story feel timeless with a simple, line-art based design.

The white cut out of the hand and the birds effortlessly conveys a sense of authority, and the simple font of the title allows the design to take center stage.

On Trails

This is a design that says a lot with just a little.

The way that the simple “trail” goes through the “o”s in the title and author’s name invokes the feeling of a journey. You get the sense that you’ll be “passing through” various experiences.

The shining gold text also lends this book a bit of adventure that simple black and white would not.

The Stargazer’s Sister

This image of the woman getting overwhelmed by the star design says a number of things.

We get the sense of female empowerment by having the woman looking straight at the camera, giving her a sense of fearlessness.

Even with such a slight view of her face, we know immediately that this is a period novel.

The Lesser Bohemians

This book cover was named as Buzzfeed’s most beautiful cover of 2016, and it’s easy to see why.

The innovative way that the text cuts into the image are immediately striking and eye catching.

The simple font works in its favor, letting the unique design of the image cut into strips take the main focus while still being legible.

Good on Paper

This design is perfect — giving the effect of lined paper but with the lines, all jumbled, subverting the idea of order and clear-cut solutions.

Everything from the coloring to the font was clearly chosen with a lot of care. Having the text hanging off of the skewed lines gives the feeling that everything is hanging by a thread, ready to fall.

How to study in groups

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How to study in the group? Here is all tips for proper group study (which is always more profitable study by yourself).

Study Group or Study Alone

Whether to prepare a query, a class test or, why not, the school-leaving examination, there are many students who use the group study. Studying in company, than to do it yourself, it has multiple benefits: for example, you can query each other, make up their gaps, and help wherever books and notes appear to be unclear. Then a nice break in the company of a friend is much more fun and relaxing for the mind than a solo break. Obviously, there are also risks in studying in groups, for example, the possibility that there is too distracting and you end up not finish anything. Therefore, here are some rules to be adopted to be able to study in the company properly! Continue reading

How To Develop The Will Power

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Do I need a student strength of will? Personally, I cannot imagine how, without willpower, you can prepare for one night for an exam, or learn and pass uninteresting, and, in general, then, a useless object, in order to remain to study further. Student learning – it is a constant effort to control yourself. And without willpower is not enough. In this article, we will tell you how you can develop your willpower.

Each of us in our life faced with a situation where the decision was contrary to the wishes. For example, you are determined to lose weight (you can substitute any other purpose: to stop smoking, or learn English), but in the late afternoon enthusiasm somewhere lost, the hand reaches for the chocolate (cigarette or the TV remote), and the goal no longer seems so attractive. It seems that this cannot cope – such a character, weak-willed. But develop the power of will, though not easy, but possible. It is only necessary to perform the following steps. Continue reading

Adding Audio Tracks to Videos with Movavi Video Editor

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Being able to add audio tracks to your videos will give you a lot of interesting options. Typically it is used to incorporate background music to a video or add a voiceover narration. In any case, it could really transform the entire feel of your video – which is what makes it so powerful.

Of course if you want to add audio tracks to your video you’ll need to do a bit of editing. At first you may be averse to that idea, but rest assured Movavi Video Editor will make it pretty easy. Not only will it let you add music to videos or any other audio tracks, but it will also give you the tools you need to make sure they fit.

To get started, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch Movavi Video Editor and select ‘Create project in full feature mode’.
  2. Click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and select both the video as well as the audio files that you want to use.
  3. The video that you selected will automatically be added to the ‘Video Track’ in the ‘Timeline’ while the audio file will be added to the ‘Audio Track’ right below it.
  4. Check that both the video and audio lengths match, and if the audio is too long then move the red marker and click the ‘Split’ (i.e. scissors) icon and select and delete the unwanted segment.
  5. If the audio is too short, you can either add another audio file or duplicate the current track.
  6. When you’re satisfied, click ‘Export’ to save the video.

Simply put the minute you add audio files it will automatically be used in the audio track. The only trick is to then make sure that the lengths match – which Movavi Video Editor can easily do.

On top of that you may want to edit your video in other ways as well. By exploring the features in Movavi Video Editor you’ll be able to apply special effects, insert customizable text, cut and join video segments, improve the video quality, and much more.

With the help of these features you’ll be able to not only add audio tracks to your videos, but improve them in tons of other ways. With a bit of experimentation, you’ll be able to familiarize yourself with Movavi Video Editor and use it to create amazing-looking videos of your own.

7 types of roommate

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In all partnerships can emerge, more or less frequently, someone more careless in other aspects of daily life at home. Often, however, these complaints are just an attempt to look in the other those deficiencies that basically everyone feels in yourself.

That’s why we have identified seven types of roommate: we propose here a caricature of those people with whom maybe we happened to live. Continue reading

Attorney Examinations: How it works, written tests and oral

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How to overcome the attorney exams: how the competition to become lawyers, and how to overcome the written tests and the oral interview.

Exercise the legal profession is the dream of many young students. Become lawyers is for many young people a goal to be achieved with commitment and perseverance. In fact the years of study and apprenticeship anticipating graduation, involve many sacrifices. First, in order to obtain a license, you must have a law degree. Then we have to carry out a period of apprenticeship in a law firm for a period of 18 months in total. Finally, there is to pass the exam of Advocacy that provides for the holding of three written tests and oral. Continue reading

How to deal with the college entrance test

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More and more faculties now provide a pre-entry test for admission here is some advice best to approach this important event.

Placement Test: Bogey Students

Are now several of the university study addresses, to avoid an excessive number of members, provide access through an entrance test, has become increasingly competitive because of growing demand (for health faculties are sometimes exceeds the thousands of questions). And is therefore clear how an examination of this type, on which your future (at least until next year, when you possibly can try again) can generate many anxieties and fears, which make it even more complicated an already test by itself does not easy. But anxiety can be controlled. Indeed, it may even prove to be a valuable ally. Continue reading

How to overcome exam anxiety

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Examination of eighth grade are at the gate! There is a question in view? A strong anxiety can inhibit intellectual performance, hinder the concentration and memory, greatly worsening the performance of a student but once aware of the problem can exceed. Unfortunately, from examination anxiety has ruined and continues to ruin many school careers of students intellectually gifted but emotionally fragile.

Causes of anxiety of examination

What are the exam anxiety causes? We have seen that the exam anxiety is a disorder that does not spare even the most conscientious students and prepared, indeed they often are the ones who get panicky at the time of exam! The examination of anxiety, in fact, is a special type of performance anxiety. Continue reading

5 reasons to not go out with a college student in the examination session

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1. I will infect her test anxiety

Yes, the first reason not to go out with a college under examination is that even if the anxiety no one’s ever touched in your life, even if anxiety does not even know what whether it will be immediately infected with phrases like “I will never succeed to pass this exam” or “do not pass this exam if I never will graduate”. Continue reading

Packing a Wardrobe for College

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Incoming freshmen often realize how hard it is to pack for college. Your wardrobe is one of your most important assets. There are many things to pack for college, from taking enough undergarments to having trendy items, such as a sometimes I wet my plants shirt. Sure, you want to be humorous. Being funny and hip is fine, but also think about what you’ll need the most, and the convenience that comes along with that. Continue reading