Is this the most ingenious book cover design ever?

Penguin Galaxy book covers
The Penguin Galaxy series (Image credit: Alex Trochut)

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but with book stores often goldmines of brilliant graphic design, it can be hard not to be swayed by a beautiful cover. One particularly inventive design is currently doing the rounds online – and it might be one of the best we've seen.

The back cover of this edition of Frank Herbert's Dune features a seemingly abstract quartet of semi-circular shapes. On closer inspection, these spell out the title of the book. And they'll do so whichever way you happen to be holding the book up. It's an ingenious piece of typographical design (check out our top typography tutorials if you're looking for more inspiration). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.