I was exchanging emails with a Harvard University Press editor named Elizabeth Knoll and I commented that the cover of C.K. Gunsalus' The College Administrator's Survival Guide is one of the best I had ever seen. The designer, according the jacket cover is Jill Breitbarth. By the way, the contents of this Guide are also fantastic!
Well, when I mentioned how much I liked that cover, Elizabeth sent me a link to another Harvard cover, the amazing one above, which after some confusion (note this post is corrected), turns out to be by Gwen Nefsky Frankfeldt -- apparently now retired. I can't vouch for the book itself, but especially given the title, that might be the best book cover I have ever seen. I am 58 and there are times when feel like I am that guy with big white beard!
Tell me what you think, and if there is a cover you believe is even better, I would love to see it.
For fun, here is other cover I liked so much