3295 readersIs it true that best-selling authors get the best book cover designs? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that a compelling novel cover design can certainly help a new author become a breakout author. We all judge books by their covers to some extent; and novel cover designs are marketing
5657 readersI’m no Caldecott judge, but I can say that I’ve developed a bit of an eye for original and intriguing children’s book cover designs during my six-plus years of fatherhood. So many children’s books look the same to me, so when one comes along that is striking I tend to make a note of it. And
846 readersHaving seen these book jackets in New York Magazine a few days ago, I was happy to see them again in my inbox. I was highly intrigued by them, the illustrations, and the thinking behind them: The inspiration came from riding the subw...
3049 readersThis week’s post is all about judging books by their covers – specifically vintage books. Older book cover designs are artful and understated. They use illustration and graphic design in such a way that many of them could be blown-up to poster size and still work well. Here’s a round up of 12 inspiring vintage
5140 readersDesigning a cover for an eBook has considerations different from designing physical book covers. Joel Friedlander’s www.TheBookDesigner.com has a monthly competition for eBook cover designs — for inspiration, check out the winners here. (Thanks to Roger C. Parker for this one. Read his “Tips for eBook Front Cover Designs” here.) addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetquark.com%2F2012%2F02%2F23%2Febook-cover-awards%2F';
2758 readersPsPrint editor Sonia’s guest blog on Feedgrids.com, “Design Inspiration for Star Wars Geeks,” inspired me to do a James Bond design roundup. I’ve gathered James Bond design materials from the covers of Ian Fleming’s books to movie posters, vectors, design interviews and a tutorial. These 007 images will leave you “shaken not stirred,” (that’s right
1118 readersPeople who judge a book by its cover would be impressed with the work of Alvin Lustig (1915-1955), who designed book jackets for notable works such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1945), D. H. Lawrence’s The Man Who Read more »
5623 readers The problem with selecting Chronicle Books to spotlight is there are so many amazing printing orders from which to choose. That’s because the San Francisco-based independent publisher has a unique form of marketing: It prints promotional business cards with a book cover design on one side and the title and author information on the other.
8027 readersAny designer can put images of their work online or stick samples inside a plastic portfolio, but how many designers have their very own, printed portfolio look books? Digital printing has opened up possibilities in affordable print on demand services. Vendors such as Blurb.com and Mypublisher.com specialize in turning photographs and images into printed, bound books. While
2255 readersGraphic design in the 1980s was loud, colorfuly, punky and in your face. Fellow PsPrint blogger Jennifer Moline has a great post on 1980s graphic design on inspiredology.com. Jennifer highlights some of the great ’80s trends…
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