Time to Look At 10 Cover Artists | #TopTenTuesday 255

Next week for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) we have a cover freebie. As I was considering what I wanted to do for that I also realized I’d like to give more attention to some of the cover artists. We like to drool over various covers but rarely do we mention the designers and artists.

This weeks topic is books for my younger self but I am not really feeling that prompt again so here we are. I mostly just saw one cover and found the artist and then later looked to see what others they have done. I was surprised to see some other familiar favorites.

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Coralie Bickford-Smith

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She is responsible for the Penguin Classic clothbound series that so many of us have drooled over. She has also published her own illustrated books. She currently works in house at Penguin. You can find more about her work here. She has a very specific kind of style and I love it.

Robert Hunt

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Robert Hunt is an illustrator that has done work with a great number of big names like Nike, Rolling Stone, Disney etc. You can read more about him here. Again, he has a very specific kind of style in his artwork that feels very dreamy.

David Curtis

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David Curtis is an illustrator and designer who does a lot of work for Harper Collins, but also other publishers. He has done so many of my favorite book covers! You can find more about him here.

Chris Riddell

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Riddell is probably the best known illustrator on this list and has done a lot of illustrated versions of books like those of Neil Gaiman and Francis Hardinge. He doesn’t seem to have an official official website though he is very active on social media like on Tumblr that he calls his sketchbook.

Feifei Ruan

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Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and storyteller. She has done various kind of book covers (that are absolutely stunning), magazines and worked on some comics like Sashimi. You can find out more about her here.

Tran Nguyen

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Tran Nguyen is an award winning illustrator. She creates very whimsical landscape and soft women for book covers, magazines and advertising. You can read more about her here.

Simon Prades

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Simon Prades is an artist from Germany. He works in editorial but has done a few book covers as well. I really hope to see more from him. You can read more about it here.

Jenny Zemanek

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Jenny Zemanek is Seedlings Design Studio. She’s always had a love for photography and art. Her design studio focuses exclusively on book covers and promotional design for authors. You can find out more about her here.

Will Staehle


Unusual Corporation is the studio by Will Staehle. He grew up working at a design firm and as an art director for Harper Collins. You can read more about him here.

Jung Shan Chang

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Jung Shan Chang makes gorgeous ink art style covers. You can find out more about her here.


25 thoughts on “Time to Look At 10 Cover Artists | #TopTenTuesday 255

  1. These are some really gorgeous covers. And it’s so nice to find out some of my favourite book covers were all designed by the same person. I’ll definitely be on the look out for more.

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  2. Love the topic you chose for today. All of these covers are so freaking gorgeous! Posts like these always make me wonder why I never look to see who does the cover designs for books I read 😅 I think Chris Riddell has one of the most distinguishable styles (I can always guess when he’s done the illustrations), but I absolutely love all of these covers 😍

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  3. This was such a fun post to look through. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2020/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-my-younger.html.

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  4. You are so right! The artists and designers do go unappreciated for the most part because we get busy just admiring the work they’ve done. I’m surprised by this list and I love how the designer of one book cover I loved also designed other covers I loved. Again and again. LOVE IT!!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  5. A wonderful list! This is the approach I’m taking to next week’s prompt too (cover artists/illustrators), we so often are drawn to books by their beautiful cover art, the designers deserve credit! The variety of work they each produce is astonishing.

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  6. Wow! I love this so much! Cover artists deserve so much more credit than they actually receive. All their work is absolutely stunning!

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  7. Oh, what an interesting topic! Where do even you find information on cover artists/cover design?? I’ve often wanted to look more into this subject (especially when publishers do reissues of an author’s work all in one style), but I never know what to search for.

    I’m especially excited to see a name put to Ruby’s cover, one of the few I’ve both read and long admired the design of, and to learn about the existence of Coralie Bickford-Smith, who is clearly just made of awesome.

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