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Spine Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: Designers at HarperCollins

Holly Dunn speaks with a team of designers from HarperCollins, including Jessie Gang, David Curtis, Alison Klapthor & Erin Fitzsimmons. They discuss individual projects developed for HarperCollins, as well as how they work together as a team.

Spine Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: Designers at HarperCollins

Some Things Covered: See Yourself in This Book

When asked to write a piece on representation for Spine, I immediately wondered why I was asked? In my opinion, plenty has been written on the subject. Frankly, I’m often wrangled into similar conversations with my publishing peers. These are always awkward, so did I really want to write a piece on representation in book covers?  Call it explanation-fatigue, but I really did hesitate.

Some Things Covered: See Yourself in This Book

Altering the Apparent: Translating Design

If like me you live, work and read in two or more languages and cultures, you may have noticed how the books that we love in one language sometimes suffer radical changes in another. And I am not referring to the words themselves—which for obvious reasons need to be varied—but to the whole book: its format, its layout and, more tangible, its cover.

Altering the Apparent: Translating Design