Christopher King on Book Cover Design

Melville House art director on designing the Last Interview series

Christopher King, art director at Melville House, discusses the process of designing book covers for their Last Interview series (link via Millions Millions): 'Starting a new series design is always a fun challenge—each book in the series needs to stand on its own, but the set should add up to more than the sum of its parts. An engaging design can help a series get displays in bookstores, and hopefully even inspire readers to collect them all. For our Last Interview series, I decided to illustrate the authors (Roberto BolaƱo, Jacques Derrida, and Kurt Vonnegut) in a clean style that fits in with the modern look of our other series. In this slideshow, I’ll take you through the process of designing and illustrating the covers, from the first rough sketches to the final printed book.' [Read More]

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