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31 Incredible Comic Book Cover Art Samples

Comic books are close to many of us designers’ hearts, since these are likely our first encounters to the amazing world of art. These days, they continue to become even more sophisticated and expressive from when we first experienced them as kids.So to keep your inspiration going, I’ve collected a series of breathtaking comic book cover designs, both past and present. I hope they remind us all of that rush of exhilaration when we bought our first, freshly printed comic book, and motivate us to inspire the same feelings in others through our own works of design. Enjoy!

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Showcase Of Brilliant Comic Book Cover Art

In this inspirational installment, we look at some of the wonderful works over the years that have graced the covers of comics — art that has delighted and dazzled fans and non-fans alike from shelves and displays across the globe, the kind of works that tempt those not usually taken by this genre to give it another look or to pick up a book for the first time. We feel these impressive feats that draw this kind of attention and inspire this kind of adoration deserve a showcase, so we proudly present examples of brilliant comic book cover art!

Comic Book Cover Art

The Top 50 Marvel Comics Covers of 2006

Although 2006 is beginning to wind down, we here at IGN Comics are just getting started. With the end of the year approaching, it’s always nice to reflect on what has come in the past 12 months. With the December solicits hitting earlier in the week, we thought it would be appropriate to pick out some fantastic art. We separated Marvel and DC to avoid fanboy tendencies, and tried to pick out the 50 best pieces of cover art that we could. Trust us, it was no easy task.

The Top 20 Coolest Comic Covers

Drawn by Ron Garney, Spider-Man is back in black – ready for the “black Spider-Man” movie. A while back Peter Parker escaped the black alien costume for good because it turned his body into another creature. (Now, arch-enemy Venom has taken the turn to wear the alien.) Admittedly, the colorizing of this cover is much too dark and as it often happens, the computer blurs are drowning the ink, but a preview artwork Marvel released shows how good this could’ve been:

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100 Amazing Comic Covers From The Last Ten Years

It’s not just been a great decade for comics, it’s been a great decade for comics covers as they’ve experimented with style and design and made stars out of artists like James Jean and Dave Johnson. Want proof? Click through.Here’re 100 of our favorite comic covers from the last decade. We tried to hide our biases slightly by only allowing one pick per series (Otherwise, you’d get a Fables and 100 Bullets gallery, most likely), and limited our choices to books that fall squarely into io9’s wheelhouse (Thereby missing such great covers as Ryan Kelly and Brian Wood’s Local, many things from DC’s Minx line or Jock’s Losers covers), but if you’re still not getting a visual feast from everything below, we advise you to go and see a specialist immediately.

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Top 40 Video Game Covers of All Time

While video game cover art is often as carefully designed as any movie poster, this area of graphic design is rarely given much thought. In this post we’d like to change this by high-lighting 40 brilliant examples of game art and explaining why they are so darn good.

Video Game Cover Designs

39 creative game covers

It is all about the games. Either if you play them online or against the AI, it is about this beautiful virtual world that steals you away from the real world. The interesting aspect for some people, like myself, is what makes you buy a certain game. It’s probably a good review from a magazine/site, a good trailer or the creative cover that you see in the store’s shelf, the one that makes you look closer at the cd/dvd box to search for details about the game. In this article I’m giving you 39 creative covers for games which work on either PC, XBOX, Wii, Playstation or whatever it’s out there.

Beautiful Game Covers

Game covers have a very important purpose: they have to grab your attention. Some of them do this with flashy graphics, others use a minimal approach. A lot of these covers want to be more then just a simple design; they want to be art. Let’s take a look at some game boxart.

99 Best Designed Album Covers

CD Cover Designs – The #1 inspirational device in life. Music is everywhere and there aren’t many people out there that can disagree with me. So what I have for you is 101 Best Designed Album Covers. I have searched high and low for many different types of covers. There are many that are drawn out, close up photos, grungy, simple and clean or just iconic. I have a hard time figuring out which one stands out for me but a few that I like are; Rise Against, Finger Eleven, Cartel, Boys Like Girls. There are just way too many out there. Please feel free to posts any album covers that you think should be on the list at the new inspiredology flickr group.

Amazing Album Covers Mix and Match

Another clever art form is coming, that is album cover art. The visual pioneer is Christian Marclay. As for Marclay, I think most of us know him because of his music. Right, he is a famous DJ and composer who firstly uses gramaphone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collage. While besides, he likes collecting record covers of Michael Jackson, Doors, Donna Summer, David Bowie and many others to re-join new pieces. Christian Marclay might just take Bowie and put him together with MJ or the Black Eyed Peas. No sexism from his side, ladies are caught up in the mix as well. The following are some work from him. I’m they will give a fresh visual effect.

100 Obscure and Remarkable CD Covers

While recording artists and bands are busy recording their albums, a separate effort is usually being made behind the scenes to plan for the launch, promotion and circulation of the new tracks. The creation of CD cover art is an intergral part of this process.

50 Artistic Song Album Cover Designs

Have you spend some time to notice song album covers before? I just bought myself a copy of Linkin Park New Divide album and love the lighting effects applied to its cover design. It leads me to doing up a list of song album cover designs which can range from drawings, abstract photo manipulations, lighting effects and many more. Enjoy!

55+ Amazing Book Covers and Paperbacks Design That Grab Your Attention!

Book Cover Designs – A very effective book cover should be able to catch the attention of the reader and should be able to impart the message in one page and what the book is all about. The designers should be able to make the cover design in a creative and unique way and be an attention getter. Same philosophy is just as important in building such information structure that is based on a design layout that is very limited.

Amazing Book Covers and Paperbacks Design

31 Incredible Comic Book Cover Art Samples

Comic books are close to many of us designers’ hearts, since these are likely our first encounters to the amazing world of art. These days, they continue to become even more sophisticated and expressive from when we first experienced them as kids.

Incredible Comic Book Cover Art Samples

24 Creative And Effective Book Cover Designs

“Never judge a book by its cover” is the way the saying goes. But the cover is the image infront of the content that attracts readers in the first place. I have compiled a list of 24 book covers that will grab your attention instantly. Some of them are extremely simple, and some are a little more complex. But it just goes to show, it doesn’t take a heavy design to attract a reader, it just takes a good thourghtful idea. Colour also plays a big role in making a book cover eyecatching. A black and white book cover can stand out more than one with every possible colour in it, because of the way the colours are used. If you have any more cover designs you wish to share with us, please feel free to drop in a comment. You may also want to check out these resources whilst your reading…

Creative And Effective Book Cover Designs

45 Beautifully Designed Book Covers

I would imagine that nobody hates the expression don’t judge a book by its cover more than an actual book cover designer. Obviously, the metaphor isn’t really about books – but still, that’s gotta sting a little.Let’s face it, if people didn’t actually “judge books by their covers”, there would be a lot of graphic designers out of a job. The need for company branding, attractive packaging or promotional material of any kind would be non-existent; thus leaving the lowly graphic designer nothing short of obsolete.

Beautifully Designed Book Covers

Geometric book cover designs, simple shapes that say it all

didn’t get many opportunities to design book covers, but if I had to I would definitly want to do it for Pelican or Penguin. Those birdy publishers seem to give a lot of freedom to their cover designers, even the freedom to use the simplest shapes to give a general feeling to the reader like in the following examples.

Geometric book cover designs