I have to admit that the first thing that drew me to Patrick deWitt's second novel, The Sisters Brothers (Ecco, 2011), was the cover (apparently I'm not alone per this interview).
It was designed by as the first book desgined by Dan Stiles who if I read it right was more of a poster designer doing his first book cover and if that's correct--damn he started off BIG.
The best thing is that deWitt's novel is as badass as the cover--just a truly great book that should be read by damn near everybody. It's funny, brutal, entertaining, raw, and simply wonderful.
No idea how, but I apparently got added to a list of people Ecco was sending out signed and numbers copies of a 12" x 18" poster of the cover to. There were 150 of them per the numbering system on the bottom of the copy sent my way (number 17). This is another I look forward to framing, simply to hang andhave people ask What is that all about? so I can push a copy of the book on them.