The Best Designed Book Covers of 2011

The sharp-eyed editors over at Design Observer just released their list of winners from the latest installment of the website’s annual 50 Books/50 Covers design competition — as selected by their special 35-person advisory panel — and boy is it full of some lookers. Since perusing book covers is one of our favorite pastimes, we’ve pulled together a selection of our favorite designs from the winners’ pool after the jump. Give them a gander, then head to the comments to let us know if you agree with our picks!

The Works of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka (Schocken Books). Designer: Peter Mendelsund. Art Director: Peter Mendelsund