Rejected Book Covers


Check out these gor­geous book cov­ers designed by Klas Ern­flo that were rejected by a pub­lisher. What were they think­ing? These cover designs are stun­ning and I would buy the book just for it! There are other cov­ers on the site that are great as well.        

12 Comments on "Rejected Book Covers"

  • BillyBlaze says

    Beau­ti­ful! Some .. a lot… of peo­ple don’t know what they would have or what is in front of them :( quite dis-heartening sometimes

  • MatthewNotMatt says

    The wine labels on the site are also beau­ti­ful. Like the book cov­ers, sim­ple but so attractive.

  • Ivo says

    some peo­ple just can’t see

  • Sandro says

    they look great but they don’t offer high level of communication.

  • Antonio says

    They have the artists name on the cover. I’m not sure how much more you need to communicate.

  • Very sim­ple and attrac­tive. Artist name is enogh to me, to see what book is about. Van Gogh cover is so awsome I want to lick it 😉

  • Antonio says

    HAHA! Jarek I agree. It looks yummy.

  • Maria says

    pis­tilli roman?

    Editors…probably look­ing for a cin­e­mato­graphic take an image…BULL.
    Agree about hav­ing the author’s name as the main infor­mar­ma­tion piece. Per­haps a bit more inter­est­ing color sys­tem will make it more com­pli­cated for those that like that…

  • ^ I don’t believe he is using Pis­tilli Roman, but it’s some­thing quite close:


    The tail of the cap­i­tal R here is more ‘flowy’ than the pis­tilli one, and the bot­tom of the cor­ner of the low­er­case y sticks out. It could very well just be a lit­tle bit edited, though.

  • Joey says

    Really beau­ti­ful work, there. Wow.

  • Antonio says

    It’s def­i­nitely not Pis­tilli. These ser­ifs have hard cor­ners, the ser­ifs in Pis­tilli are rounded.

  • Mirko says

    You are right, it’s a shame that those book cov­ers have been rejected.