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Ten of Our All-Time Favorite Book Covers » David Sedaris — When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Design by Chip Kidd)

Cover for David Sedaris — When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When a book has a title with a very strong visual image, I admire when cover designers don’t just illustrate the obvious. It would’ve been easy to just have a picture of a head on fire, for example, but instead we get an iconic smoking skeleton. It subtly suggests the title, or maybe just the aftermath of the title, in a clean and concise way.

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