25 Black and White Vintage Cover Designs
Since the advent of color in any creative work of prints, film, or otherwise, that used only black, white, and gray, gave way to feelings of nostalgia, history, or even retro for onlooking audiences. There is much to enjoy with these seemingly out-of-place pieces of today’s modern and color-centric world.
I enjoy watching black and white films, so much that, I find myself thinking that I’m living in the wrong era.
As such, I have always been drawn to simple and clean designs that convey meaning at a glance, yet still have an air of mystery about them. When I see a book cover or film in black and white, I like the feeling of being transported to a different time; the designer’s crafty creative techniques, consequently, having an effect on me.
Bookworms, budding designers, and even the occasional blog-wanderer, will find this particular round-up of book covers inspiring. Here are 25 photos of black and white book covers that caught my attention:
A Mad Desire to Dance
A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005
Andy Warhol, The Day the Factory Died
Ellsworth Kelly Reliefs, 2009-2010
In Cold Blood
Metamorphosis and Other Stories
New Yorkers as Seen by Magnum Photographers
Out of Step, Faces of the Straight Edge
The Book Thief
The Glass Castle
The Great Gatsby
The Theatre of the Absurd
Vanity of Duluoz
We’ve been taught to not judge a book by its cover, but with designs such as these, we cant help to be instantly drawn to the book.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of black and white book covers, and sound some you love. Share which were your favorite book covers in the comments section below or recommend some you enjoy.