By Its Cover

Ned Drew & Paul Sternberger

Looking back through all the covers reproduced in this book, subtitled Modern American Book Cover Design, I love Alvin Lustig and Paul Rand’s covers from the 1950s, a few things here and there from the 1960s, and then nothing much else until the last chapter, looking at the late 1990s with a section focusing on various Knopf designers.

This cover by Alan Peckolick and Tom Carnase from 1976 is perhaps the only 1970s era design I really liked.
By Its Cover — Beards