We're crazy about design at HuffPost Books, and think it's an interesting and important way to keep physical books relevant (we especially love Melville House's "Art of the Novella" series!) But book covers aren't just about creating beautiful objects readers can display on their coffee tables: They convey the mood of, or an important moment in a novel in a concise way, and play a big role in the way a book is marketed.
This week we featured Christopher Buckley's new book, "They Eat Puppies, Don't They?" designed by Will Staehle. Buckley also wrote "Thank You For Smoking," and his latest is an equally snarky take on a defense lobbyist who will stop at nothing to soil our country's perception of China. Staehle and his team illustrated this theme in the style of a communist propaganda poster, but not before tossing around a ton of other compelling ideas first.
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