Over the past year or two, Spine has grown from a small online publication that only my friends read, to a printed magazine with many contributors and a great community of book cover designers around it. It’s been a labour of love, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey. However, as you may have noticed, Spine has been a little quiet since the launch of our last issue. My freelance cover design work, my studies for an MA in Book History, and other personal commitments have made it hard to dedicate the full amount of time that the magazine deserves. As such, I’m stepping down as editor of Spine this week.
Right from issue two, Eric Wilder has been at my side, writing brilliant articles and interviewing many talented designers. He has contributed regularly to our online blog and has always been full of ideas as to how to take the magazine forward. It’s to his capable hands that I pass Spine, and I’m extremely excited to see what he does with it.
Social media accounts, websites, email addresses etc. will be remaining the same, so if you want to get in contact with him about articles or features you can do so in the same way.
I hope you’ll all join me in wishing Eric the best of luck in the role, and thank him for taking on the job so that Spine is able to continue!