Retrospective: 12 Book Covers for Thought Catalog Books

  • In the fall of 2013, my colleagues and I launched the Thought Catalog Books publishing imprint. Over the years, our creative studio has built an array of stunning covers to grace the digital and print versions of our books. 

    Highlighted below are 12 of our favorites, the best of our best work in terms of cover design. Full credits are given to all involved and we give special thanks to Nick Kinling and Amanda Mocci, two freelancers we have worked with consistently in the past and who have always inspired us to bring our art to the next level. Likewise, we extend infinite gratitude and respect to the writers who have chosen to work with Thought Catalog Books. Your passion and ingenuity are the muse of the whole imprint.

    For collaborations, whether you might want to publish your book with us or consult on cover design, send me an email at

  • Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill 
    Producer: Chris Lavergne
    Art Direction: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Illustration: Amanda Mocci

  • Hulk vs Gawker by Thought Catalog
    Art Direction: Chris Lavergne
    Illustration: Daniella Urdinlaiz  
  • The Alcoholic Bitch Who Ruined Your Life by Molly McAleer
    Art Direction: Chris Lavergne
    Cover Photography: Robyn Von Swank
    Design: Daniella Urdinlaiz and Mark Kupasrimonkol
  • The Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide by Heidi Priebe
    Art Direction: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Assistant Director: Chris Lavergne
    Design: Nick Kinling

  • Suicide by Simon Critchley
    Art Direction: Chris Lavergne
    Photography: Noah Kalina 
    Design: Mark Kupasrimonkol

  • Creatocracy by Elizabeth Wurtzel
    Art Direction: Chris Lavergne
    Designer: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Photography: Jason Myers
  • How Game Of Thrones Will End by Valerie Estelle Frankel
    Cover Design: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Assistant Director: Chirs Lavergne
  • Seeds Planted In Concrete by Bianca Sparacino
    Concept/Producer: Chris Lavergne
    Art Director: Ruby June
    Post-Production: Mark Kupasrimonkol

  • The Illiterate by Jim Freed
    Design: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Assistant: Chris Lavergne
  • Growing Up With Girl Parts by Tatiana Pérez
    Art Direction: Mark Kupasrimonkol 
    Assistant Director: Chris Lavergne
    Photography: Noah Kalina
    Design: Daniella Urdinlaiz
  • Eighty Days Of Sunlight by Robert Yune
    Art Director: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Assistant Director: Chris Lavergne 
    Design: Nick Kinling
  • Wild Mama by Carrie Visintainer
    Art Direction: Mark Kupasrimonkol
    Assistant Director: Chris Lavergne 
    Photography: Noah Kaliana
    Design: Mark Kupasrimonkol / Daniella Urdinlaiz

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