The below image is the cover of Adrian Shaughnessy's book, "How to be a Graphic Designer, without Loosing Your Soul."
The cover has an appropriately contemporary and tech-savvy feel as the book is aimed at young designer whose introduction to design and to computers are intimately linked. The multiple forward slashes throughout the title recall a web address. Navigation, address, and the URL—how you get to the page—are all appropriate concepts for a book about how to navigate the "real world" as a young designer—the "real world" being as much about interpersonal relationships, organizational skills, accounting and business as it is about design. How do you do good work when you have a poor relationship with your client? How do you make sure you get paid if you are doing freelance work?
The cover is two color, and this minimal scheme continues inside. In a book more about ideas rather than showing the work of great designers, the layout maintains visual interest as well as organization with its column shifts to accommodate the blue side notes.
Book design by Bibliotheque.