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Oliver Munday digests the emotional essences of stories, from Lolita to modern conversation-sparker Cubed, by Nikil Saval, then creates ... more

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How did you get started doing book cover design? The publishing world is a tough industry to break into because you have to have a portfolio of cover work to get started. The beginning, for me, was building a body of work that reflected a sensibility suited to designing covers. I even- tually took my physical portfolio from DC to New York, where I currently live, and presented it to a few publishing houses. On one outing, my presentation ended with the creative director asking me, “Is that it?” I was forced to develop a thick skin very quickly.

What is unique about designing books? The wonderful thing about designing book jackets is that the project brief comes in the form of a work of art—sometimes. As a ... more

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