Signs has had several designs over the years. Below are examples of the four distinct designs of the overall cover. With the Spring 1997 issue, Signs covers began to incorporate the work of a different artist for each issue. The vast majority of these artists have been women. Images of each of these artists' works are below. Click a thumbnail to enlarge, and click the image or press the Enter key to display the artist and title and toggle the controls for navigating through the gallery.
Award-winning art historian Susan Sidlauskas's editorial commentary analyzes Signs cover art in the context of feminist aesthetics.