An abstract, loose yet accomplished approach to book cover design by Lucy Jones

Date
2 December 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Some lovely illustrative book cover designs here from Manchester-based Lucy Jones, who we first featured for her poster work back in 2013. She’s now made herself a new website, and while her poster work is still strong, it’s her book covers that got us excited this time. Her style takes naive mark-making and couples it with a carefully constructed layout where negative space is used to wonderful effect. The mix of loose brushstrokes, collage, geometric shapes and typographic elements mean that each cover is an abstract gesture. The text is minimal, marking a brave approach to designing for literature.

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Lucy Jones: Book cover

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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