Leo Nickolls a freelance book cover designer and illustrator with extraordinary talents. Some of his work includes covers for Joanna Nadin's & Anthony McGowan's Everybody Hurts, Chris Womersley's City Of Crows, Allegra Goodman's The Chalk Artist, and the recent 40th Anniversary Edition of Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia. Holly Dunn caught up with him at his studio for Spine.
Suzanne Dean is the Creative Director at Vintage Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. She is one of the world's leading book cover designers and is the creative vision behind designs such as The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes and the UK editions of the works of Haruki Murakami, among many others. Holly Dunn caught up with her at her Penguin Random House office in London for Spine.
The Girl Guide is a fantastic new book about puberty and growing up, infused with feminism and fun. Holly Dunn spoke to creators Marawa Ibrahim and Sinem Erkas about the process of developing this colourful book.
Underneath the dust jacket of hardcover books there are sometimes design elements hidden within the physical object. These surprise components can go unnoticed in a retail setting, only to be discovered after purchase. Book cover designer and Booktuber Holly Dunn joins us to look at a few examples of what you might discover upon inspecting the books on your shelf.
Hand lettering on book covers is a trend that has become increasingly popular in the past few years. Rather than rely on existing typefaces, many designers are opting to draw their own type. Book cover designer and Booktuber Holly Dunn joins us to review a few examples of hand lettering, and share her insight on the process.