Book designers enable print junkies like me, and for that I am always grateful. There was a lot of engaging cover design released this year especially of the text dense variety, but I have managed to whittle the list of favorites down to a manageable number here. The image you see above is my absolute favorite by far, and I tweeted it the moment I saw it pop up on David Drummond's blog. Notre Duplex by Eleonore Letourneau. Drummond's work is extraordinary to me. See more of his designs here.
A re-release of Kafka's Metamorphosis, a typographic lovely. Design by Jamie Keenan.
The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber entranced me the way the Coralie Bickford-Smith Fitzgerald designs did a few years back. Art direction and design by Rafi Romaya, and illustration by Yehrin Tong.
Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault by Mark D. Jordan made me think that the cover print, the physical book design literally contained (or restrained) the content. Design by Anne Jordan.