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SPINE 7

SPINE 7 features beautiful cover design by artist Shayla Bond. In this issue we look at:

  • Cover Showcase 
  • Our Other Whitman: The Subversive Minimalism of a Boston Renaissance Woman by Mary Ryan Karnes
  • Q & A: Joan Wong by Fernando Mateus
  • Daniel Benneworth-Gray: On Work-Life Balance & Process by Susanna Baird
  • The Writer's Practice: Carmen Maria Machado By Susanna baird
  • The Making of SweetFreak by Jack Noel 
  • Interview with Designer Maria Elias by Karen Faris

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SPINE 6

SPINE 6 features beautiful cover design by artist Wirdy Hamidy. In this issue we look at:

  • Highlights of noteworthy fiction & nonfiction book covers
  • Designing for Celebrity: Creating covers for Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, & Jessi Klein, by Susanna Baird
  • Interview with cover designer Anna Morrison, by Eric Wilder
  • Space is Scary: a comparative review of horror genre covers, by Kerry Squires
  • Unrequited Love: the ill-fated affair between illustration and adult fiction, by Nuria Rodríguez

SPINE 5 

With over 100 pages of book cover design related articles and features.

The cover designed by Kerry Squires evokes our featured artist, Matisse. Although not done using his 'drawing with scissors' technique, the digitally created design still holds an intuitive and human tone.

  • Highlights of noteworthy fiction & nonfiction book covers
  • Drawing With Scissors: The cover designs of Henri Matisse
  • Gaberbocchus Press: best lookers not best sellers
  • Playing it Straight: grip-lit genre design and copycat techniques by Danny Arter
  • Altering the Apparent: should cover designs be translated across cultures? By Nuria Rodríguez
  • Interviews with Michael B. Myers Jr. and Emily Weigel by Eric Wilder
  • A Day at the Bookbinders: reprint of the 1838 account of a London bookbinders from the Penny Magazine
  • Book review: The Form of the Book we review Occassional Papers' title which brings together essential essays on the book—its history, present, and possible futures

SPINE 4

Over 80 pages of cover design related articles and features.

  • Highlights of noteworthy fiction & nonfiction book covers
  • The Life and Death of a Book Cover by Will Speed
  • Interview: Kimberly Glyder
  • Grimm Covers: Designing Grimm's Fairy Tales

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Over 80 pages of cover design related articles and features.

  • Highlights of noteworthy fiction & nonfiction book covers
  • Gender and Children's Publishing: An interview with Nosy Crow 
  • Interview: Anne Jordan
  • Series reviews

SPINE 2 – 
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Noteworthy covers plus articles and event listings.


SPINE 1 – 
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Noteworthy covers plus articles and event listings.