Here, in this part 2 of a 2 part-er, I look at a few examples of book design: Cover Alteration, Slipcases, and Integral Design. Examples include Donna Tartt’s The Secret Friend, Chuck Palahniuk’s Diary, Douglas Coupland’s The Gum Thief, Mark Z. Danielewski’s Only Revolutions and House of Leaves, Adam Novy’s Avian Gospels, Chip Kidd’s The Learners, and a collection of three Tim Hall books.
View part one here.
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About Caleb J. Ross
Caleb began writing his sophomore year of undergrad study when, tired of the formal art education then being taught, he abandoned the pursuit in the middle of a compositional drawing class. Major-less and fearful of losing his financial aid, he signed up to seek a degree in English Literature for no other reason than his lengthy history with the language. Coincidentally, this decision not only introduced him to writing but to reading as well. Prior this transition he had read three books. One of which he understood.