Most of us choose the next book we read based on its cover. Although most designers have the best intentions at heart when designing your book cover, sometimes, external elements turn the end result into a not so pretty work of art.Having an ugly book cover is worse than no book cover at all.Click To TweetHere is a collection of the worst designed book covers in no special order:
This cover is simply strange. Not to mention the odd illustration and text positioning. Nothing beats a vampire with a human head.
Games You Can Play With Your Pussy
Is another uninspired wording for the title. Not to mention that the pussy looks kind of bored.
Lord of Thunder
The cover illustration is simply too much. looks like the cat is about to punish everyone. Is his name Thunder?
Harpo’s Horrible Secret
Who is Harpo? Hopefully not the creepy old man.
World Without Men
Her eyes are more misterious than the smile of Mona Lisa.
A Secret Encounter
… with a garbage can. We must give the designer credit for the use of typography
Moment of Truth
Can she handle the “hard” truth? Or is she just looking for change in his pocket?
The Pocket Book of Boners
While the intention is good, both the title and the design are out of place.
How to Have Sex in the Woods
Is there a sequel coming out soon.
Of Salt and Sand
The perfect example of how not to design a book cover. Cliparts, shapes, photos and all kind of effects all thrown together won’t make a good cover.
It’s Easy To Play Classical Themes
Another sample in the “kinky” book covers collection.
The Best Dad Is A Good Lover
While the author intentions are good, the title coupled with the cover image gives this cover a perverse tone.
Gay Knights & Horny Heroes
Looks like the gay version of The Abduction from the Seraglio. I do apreciate the detail and illustration’s quality.
There are not many options to illustrate a book about tractors, but I think the artist could have done better.
Me – Tarzan, you – Cheetah. It seems that Cheetah really enjoys Tarzan’s lovingly gaze.
Everything I Know about Women I Learned From My Tractor
Maybe that’s why there is no woman in the image.
The Princess Bride
If that is a real princess, I will never call my daughter “princess” again.
Looks like the advantages are worth all the pain. Now, seriously, is this rally a cover? Would you buy something like this?
Hopefully you won’t read this at night and don’t keep it on the nightstand.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
“We’re not in Kansas anymore…” get’s a whole new meaning.
Still Stripping After 25 Years
She’s still young and ready to rock the pole.
That’s all for now.
If you have any suggestions for ugly covers you want me to include in this article, just post them (the url of the image) in the comments section.
Ovi Dogar, Your Cover Guy