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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


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


Mark Randall reveals how designers can start a social impact career.

Mark Simon, CCO of Lowe Campbell Ewald, tells us about his zany adventures in the ad world

Typography COLUMNS
by Allan Haley

Allan Haley finds font makers and designers looking to the past for the next big game-changer.

Education COLUMNS
by Sara Breselor

Sara Breselor gets schooled on how educators of today can prepare designers of the future.

Business COLUMNS
by Elise Craig

Elise Craig discovers why food and prop stylists just might be the hardest-working creatives in the photo business.

Design Culture COLUMNS
by Wendy Richmond

Wendy Richmond wonders at the myriad options made available by 3-D printers.

Advertising COLUMNS
by Wade Devers

Arnold Worldwide ECD Wade Devers strives to spark the agency’s creative culture.