In my mind, the book cover for Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love is just as memorable as the book. I remember spotting the distinctive cover design across the crowded subway on my way to work a few years ago, and I think I bought it within 24 hours of seeing it. No offense to Julia Roberts, but I was saddened to see the original cover replaced with a picture from the movie on the paperbacks (actually, I’m not really a fan of using movie pictures as book covers in general). What’s my point? Well, even if you have never heard of Helen Yentus, you probably know her work, she’s the one who designed the cover of Eat, Pray, Love. Here are some more of her other memorable covers to enjoy:
There is something about the cover of Words Without Borders that I adore. The map admirer in me is here to stay.
Now, if you meet Helen Yentus someday, you don’t have to be the millionth person to say, “wait, you did the cover for Eat, Pray, Love?” Instead, you can be the awesome person who casually mentions that you think her Words Without Borders cover was inspired. Or, you can tell her how amazing the chickenfish on her website is.