Posts Tagged: cover design

The Rumpus Interview with Peter Mendelsund

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Writer, designer, and thinker Peter Mendelsund talks about book design, the tangled process of reading and perception, and his two new books, Cover and What We See When We Read. ...more

70 Years of Penguin Design

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We all have a few Penguin books on our shelves, with their characteristic splash of orange and that cute little black-and-white Antarctic avian.

But how well do you really know Penguin’s cover design?

On her graphic-design blog Design Context, Lizzy Gosney sifts through seventy years of the publisher’s history to find all sorts of surprisingly interesting information about logos, fonts, and color schemes.

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American Book Cover in Paris (and Lots of Other Foreign Places)

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SF Gate has a neato slideshow comparing American book covers to their foreign editions.

Sometimes they change barely at all (Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones), while sometimes they’re unrecognizable—Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements gets not only a visual redesign but a whole new title in tongue-twisting German compounds.

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