Jonathan Gray has worked under the name ‘gray318’ for the past 12 years. He has designed book jackets for all the major publishers in the world and regularly undertakes editorial projects in the UK and US.

His work has been recognised by the AIGA (NY) and D&AD (UK) and he has recently featured in exhibitions in Porto, Paris and New York.

Jon is the co-founder of the Academy of British Cover Design.

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Selected Work

A book cover only becomes iconic because the book that it covers becomes iconic. The cover is just a face for the content. I have been lucky to work on some really great books and have benefitted from their success. People often assume that by copying the cover of a successful book it will help their book sell, and are always surprised when it doesn’t work. It always has to start with the content.
— Jon gray (gray318)


London : Joel Minter -

New York : Helen Cowley -

Tokyo : Mikiharu Yabe -