6 PRH Titles on NYTBR "Best Book Covers of 2018" List

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Six books published in the past year by Penguin Random House imprints – whose “covers,” a.k.a. “jackets,” were created by our talented art directors and designers – are among the 12 recognized by The New York Times Book Review for its list of “Best Book Covers of 2018,” published in the December 23 print edition.

Congratulations to our colleagues, whose distinctive and wonderfully imaginative work can be viewed below:


HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (Crown)

Designed by Christopher Brand, Vice President, Creative Director, Crown Design

CHERRY by Nico Walker (Knopf)

Designed by Janet Hansen, Senior Designer, Knopf Cover Art


MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press)

Designed by Darren Haggar, Vice President, Director, Penguin Press Art

THE PISCES by Melissa Broder (Hogarth)

Designed by Rachel Willey (independent designer based in Brooklyn, NY)
Illustration by Tim O’Brien (independent illustrator, portrait painter and a professor at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute)


PLAYING CHANGES by Nate Chinen (Pantheon)

Designed by Kelly Blair, Director, Pantheon, Associate Director, Knopf Cover Art

I WILL BE COMPLETE by Glen David Gold (Knopf)

Designed by Tyler Comrie, Designer, Knopf Cover Art

To view the complete selection of The New York Times Book Review’s “Best Book Covers of 2018” list, click here.


Posted: January 4, 2019