, Liberty Book Covers concept, Cover for the novel The Shock Doctrine, with real barcode on face. By Greg Cole

Liberty Book Covers

UF Design Project


Liberty Books is a fictional publisher focused on contemporary political, scientific, and social subjects. Their brief asked for a uniform, bold, and memorable visual system to set them apart from other publishers.

Black and white imagery communicates the seriousness of many of the publisher's controversial social and political books. Two color design allows for a bold and recognizable design with more economical printing costs.

The most powerful cover, The Shock Doctrine, illustrates the book's attack of some of Milton Friedman's economic policies. The barcode of the book is placed over Friedman's face, using the requirements of the book cover as a creative tool.