August 19th, 2013
Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show, DESIGN MATTERS.
In a previous "Design Matters" broadcast, Debbie interviewed the World-Class Art Director Peter Mendelsund. He is an associate art director at Knopf, as well as an art director at Pantheon Books. he is also a guiding force behind some of today’s most recognizable book covers: the Stieg Larsson books, the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace and Laurie Sheck’s A Monster’s Notes, to name just a few. Also, he has a new book about his life in graphic design coming out in April, 2014 (link down below, published by PowerHouse Books) titled, “COVER“.
To HEAR MORE TALKS with today’s most innovative thinkers and designers just click here, DESIGN MATTERS.
Here is their discussion down below, enjoy:
August 4th, 2013
Ken Krimstein, a Book Reviewer over at the Official CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper Website, just finished posting a very well-written Book Review for David Rakoff’s new book, ”Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). It’s short and extremely precise, but that’s great because it gets right to the point and also evokes the essence of the book (the way the book feels) in an extremely interesting way. So, if you have been thinking about reading this new novel (Yes, it’s out right now) then please give the review a quick read. You will get some great insight, just CLICK HERE!
July 25th, 2013
Here’s a quick to post to introduce and share a wonderful book review (and assessment of the Author) for David Rakoff’s new book, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" (Doubleday). The book is out now and this article was recently published at the 680 NEWS website. It was written by Cassandra Szklarski, a Member of the Canadian Press. Like we said earlier, she not only covers the book in great detail but she also conducted a small interview with Ira Glass (NPR – This American Life) about the life and work of David Rakoff. Good job Cassandra & Thank You.
Readers, you can check out this awesome Book Review by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Here’s a quick post to share some fun news for you Book Readers out there. We’re not sure if you know it yet but Random House has PDF Files of their Fall 2013 Catalogs (and then, also, their combined Summer 2013 catalogs too) you can download. They are sort of like “online magazines” and they’re FREE! Think of them as a “Press Release Book” showing everything that will be released in the Fall (and Summer) that are loaded with a ton of great information & beautiful book cover graphics. In other words, it’s a chance for you to work on your next “Reading List”.
To view them just click on their names.To save them, just right-click & then “save as”:
JULY 30th – Housing Works Bookstore (NYC) Presents: ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE Featuring Timo Andres, Leo Carey, and Peter Mendelsund
July 20th, 2013
On Tuesday, July 30th, at 7:00 pm, Housing Works Bookstore is pleased to host a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker‘s Leo Carey.The event is FREE and should be extremely interesting so, if you can, go check it out! For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE!
Timo Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets at Random House for iconic authors such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka (examples shown down below), Julio Cort zar, and Michel Foucault. Together, with the help of critic Leo Carey, they will talk about their respective “anxiety of influences” and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.
We should also mention that Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, the Art Director of Pantheon Books, Art Director of Vertical Press, and has a new book coming out in April, 2014 titled, COVER (Power House Books).
July 20th, 2013
In a recent post over at the official blog for the New Orleans University Public Radio Station (89.9 WWNO) Heller McAlpin wrote a very heart-felt, lovely and well thought out, Book Review for David Radkoff’s latest book titled, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel“ (Doubleday).
This book is out now and should be on everyone’s current reading list. Hey, if you CLICK HERE and read the review, you’ll agree
July 15th, 2013
Random House of Canada just posted a completely wonderful book Trailer for David Rakoff’s new book titled: LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH. The book is being published by Doubleday and comes out on July 16, 2013.
LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH leaps cities and decades as David Rakoff, a Canadian who became an American citizen, sings the song of his adoptive homeland – a country whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. Here, the characters’ lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A critic once called Rakoff “magnificent,” a word which perfectly describes this wonderful novel in verse.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Melissa Maerz’s extremely well-written Book Review for David Radkoff’s new book titled: LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH (Doubleday). The article, which can be read by clicking RIGHT HERE, does two things extremely well. First, it gives you a very good idea about what the book is about. Second, it ends in a very heart-felt way about the Author, David Rakoff. You see, this will be his very last book.
David died last year from Cancer and this book was published post-humorously. Now, obviously, knowing about his death does add some slight melancholy to a book that already deals with many of life’s tribulations. One of them being the issue of “dealing with illness leading to death”.
LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH comes out on July 16th, 2013. Hey, at the time of this writing, that’s tomorrow!
Here’s a friendly reminder that PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE Books and their other groups (Pantheon, Knopf & Schocken, Doubleday, and Vintage Anchor) will be exhibiting at the next 2013 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON (SDCC), which at the time of this posting is next weekend! I mean, it starts on Thursday, July 18th, and runs until Sunday, July 21st. Their booth numbers are 1514 & 1515 and are located just a few spaces from the DC Comics Booth. For a more detailed EXHIBIT HALL MAP please CLICK HERE!
Please be sure to visit the PANTHEON Graphic novels Booth because they will be giving away “Cartoonist Buttons” and “Pantheon Bookmarks” which were designed by Chip Kidd. The Pin-Back Buttons feature portraits of Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware. They will also have a preview of Pantheon's next graphic novel, THE ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE by Sydney Padua, set to be released next fall in 2014. Also, as an added bonus, they will have LIMITED giveaway copies of other Pantheon titles including Hanan al-Shaykh's ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS , PZ Myers' THE HAPPY ATHEIST and Jesse Ball's SILENCE ONCE BEGUN (early copies in advance of the January 2014 release!).
Also, in the Random House Booth, they’re gonna have a ton of great Authors who are not only selling books but will be available for book signings. Check out the list down below!
Author Roger Hobbs will appear on the “Keep 'Em at the Edge of Their Seats” panel on Thursday at 4 pm, and he will sign copies of GHOSTMAN at the Random House booth (#1515) on Friday, 4:00 – 5:00pm.
Chuck Palahniuk will be on the “Ode to Nerds” panel on Thursday at 1:45 pm, and he will signing books at the Random House booth (#1515) on Friday, 10:00 – 11:00am.
Anne Rice will be back at SDCC this year to meet fans and promote her werewolf series, The Wolf Gift Chronicles. The next installment, THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER, pubs on October 15th. Her signing will take place on Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Autograph Area #AA03. Also, be sure to watch for a fun giveaway at the Knopf Pantheon booth, while supplies last.
Andrew Vachss will be signing copies of his new AFTERSHOCK Book at the Random House booth (#1515) on Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00am.
July 10th, 2013
Hey, if you’re reading this post and visiting this website then there’s a pretty good chance that you either love reading books or enjoy Graphic Design. Well, we’re happy to announce that we have recently posted a ton of brand-new photos of work done by the Designer, Chip Kidd. Of course all the new stuff is mostly all book covers but they’re fun to see. So, please visit our GALLERY PAGE by clicking RIGHT HERE, or you can always just click the “Gallery” TAB Button up above, just below the header. Enjoy.
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