So what with the announcement of the Man Booker Prize longlist last month, I thought I’d go through and make an all time top 5, because who doesn’t love a good all time top five?
5. The Lives of Others Neel Mukherjee
The illustration here is gorgeous, and works perfectly against the large moon behind it. I particularly like that the designer has allowed the text to collide slightly with the lines going across the page.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
In March 2012 Chip Kidd did a really great Ted Talk on book design. If (like me) this one managed to pass you by at the time, you should most definitely go check it out.
Even if you’re a designer whose main interest isn’t book design, Chip Kidd is such an incredible person that it’s really worth a watch anyway. He talks about the responsibility of the designer and his approach to design problems in a way that is easily applicable to other disciplines. Also, he’s really, really funny.
‘I am all for the iPad, but trust me — smelling it will get you nowhere.’ - Chip Kidd
My favourite cover design from last month’s briefs.
So excited to be able to show my first approved design as a book cover designer for Palgrave Macmillan! Won’t be able to get my physical copy until September, but really pleased to be able to see it up on their website :D
Betty and the Space Alien is soooo close to being ready for publishing! Another cover design mockup. Robyn & I have finally finished our website www.quietlionpublishing.co.uk or you can also follow us on twitter! @QuietLion_