Kimberly Glyder

Kimberly Glyder on Designing Dear Mrs. Bird

Back in early 2017, Jaya Miceli, art director at Scribner, asked me to work on the jacket for Dear Mrs. Bird, a novel by AJ Pearce. The book takes place during World War II in England and centers on a young woman who answers letters at a newspaper as an advice columnist. These letters are addressed to “Mrs. Bird.” Given a great deal of creative freedom on this title, one of the challenges I had was to differentiate my design from the UK edition, which is a beautiful package featuring a bird.

Kimberly Glyder on Designing Dear Mrs. Bird

Introducing Spine Podcast, Episode 1: Kimberly Glyder

Welcome to Season 1 of Spine podcast. For our first episode we talk to book cover designer Kimberly Glyder, creator of covers for notable titles such as Fen, The Wonder, and a new edition for Gone with the Wind. Over her career she has received recognition from AIGA, Type Directors Club, AAUP Book Jacket and Journal Show, New England Book Show, New York Book Show, and PRINT’s Regional Design Annual.

Introducing Spine Podcast, Episode 1: Kimberly Glyder

Kimberly Glyder: Typography and Covers

"Like many designers, I have always been a visual person, painting and drawing throughout my childhood. At the same time, I was a voracious reader and loved perusing books at bookstores, not just because I wanted to read them, but because I was also intrigued by their cover designs and the specific visuals chosen to represent the writing. For every book report I had in school, I took the time to illustrate a corresponding “book cover,” (which may or may not have helped my grade)."

Kimberly Glyder: Typography and Covers