Book jacket design can be a tricky canvas to create for. Between strange author demands and publisher requests for more explicit imagery (explicit as in, detailing the contents of the book), and designer’s own unique disciplines and styles, it’s amazing that any good publication design exists. Of course it does, and in the fine hands of Chip Kidd, Rodrigo Corral and others, it’s actually elevated to an art form. I would also add British designer Coralie Bickford-Smith into that group of designers pushing high concept, minimal but revealing sleeves and covers.
See her portfolio here.