I love illustrated books. This cover shows precisely the imaginative communications that can happen when images get thrown into the mix. Check out Amazon's "see inside" feature for this book to see just how it pushes the edges of conventional "book" thinking.
This is from BuzzFeed's article 19 Awesomely Designed Books From 2013 That Prove Print Isn’t Dead. They make the case that:
Not only have e-books not killed print books yet, they’ve actually made them better by pushing publishers to give readers a reason to buy print over digital. More and more publishers are doing beautiful and innovative things with design, layout, illustration, and cover art.Check out the link to see what books catch your eye there.
Via Brandywine Books.