Best book jackets of 2022


By Derek Owusu (Canongate), Design by Emma Ewbank

The twisted motions of the figures create a turbulent and evocative cover, immediately drawing in the viewer. At the heart of this book are the complexities surrounding a mother and son relationship, as well as the effects of displacement, which are mirrored visually by the art. It’s refreshing to see such powerful type, rendered as hand-drawn, rough lettering encircling the pair. — Kimberly Glyder, a designer whose studio specializes in book design, illustration and lettering

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