A quick post about book design: What a challenge to have to catch a consumer’s eye with the spine of a book on a shelf or a small cover…
The intro from an interview with Coralie Bickford-Smith of Penguin Books (UK) at Design Related:
Coralie is an award winning book cover designer and has created several acclaimed series designs forPenguin Books. Art director Jim Stoddart first spotted her latent talent six years ago in the page layouts for a supermarket pet club magazine. At which point Coralie breathed a huge sigh of relief, as on the whole she prefers designing book covers. Recently she has been working on projects with students at London College of Communication, passing on the principle that underpins her own work: ‘stop designing, start playing’.
**Shoutout to @DesignObserver on Twitter for the heads up – if you don’t follow them, you should!**