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Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

Today Laura Miller's Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. (Flatiron Books) hits bookstores everywhere. I love this book not only because it's full of amazing vegan recipes that I'm going to make all summer [...]

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My Top 10 Book Covers of 2015

I'm not sure why I'm enjoying these year-end lists. But since I am, here's another one, and this one it's near and dear to me since it's in my field of book design. Because I work on about 100 [...]

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My Year That Was

I don’t think I’ve ever written something to sum up a year in my life before, and I feel like I kind of abandoned this blog a few months back. But now that it’s officially 2012, [...]

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Killed Covers

Every book designer has an idea that didn’t make the cut, no matter how great it was. I know I do. There are a lot of people who need to sign off on them: publishers, authors, marketing [...]

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Interview at Ampersand Books

Christopher Katz and the folks at Ampersand Books were kind enough to interview me on their blog recently. Some of the topics discussed include book design, ebooks, Steven Soderberg’s [...]

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My Favorite Things

I love book design, and I love movies. Now, these beautiful new covers from Megan Wilson and Evan Gaffney marry the two things perfectly. Vintage is releasing new editions of James M. [...]

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Monkeybicycle

It’s always exciting when I wrap up another issue of Monkeybicycle. For eight years I’ve been editing and designing these books and I’ve been able to work with an extraordinary [...]

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Save 50/50

Apparently the AIGA has decided to discontinue their 50 Books/50 Covers competition after a measly nine decades. Is this a sign of the digital times? Perhaps. But it doesn’t have to be. [...]