The Cover Design Exams

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A heart, the source of empathy, or at least what we use as a visual for love, was an initial starting point. As a nod to the medical part of the essay, a graphic illustration of a heart is used.

Kimberly Glyder was responsible for designing the cover of Leslie Jamison‘s essay collection, The Empathy Exams. On Graywolf’s blog, she details the time and thought-intensive process of designing a bestseller (spiked letters, or no spiked letters?). 


Sarah Edwards lives in New York. You can find her virtually (at her blog, scedwards.tumblr.com or twitter, @eddy_sarah) or at the pie shop she works at in Brooklyn, where she would definitely like to serve you a piece of pie. More from this author →