"I think there are two primary jobs that a jacket has to do: It has to represent a text and it has to sell it. In a way, a book jacket … is sort of like a title that an author comes up with. It’s one thing that has to speak to a big aggregate thing, which is the book itself. And it has to be compelling in some way such that you’re interested enough to pick it up — and perhaps buy it. … It’s like a billboard or an advertisement or a movie trailer or a teaser. …
I think of a book jacket as being sort of like a visual reminder of the book, but … it’s also a souvenir of the reading experience. Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”
- Peter Mendelsund, book jacket designer
great interview, great covers.
i miss rain :(
On October 27th, Femsplain.com will open its virtual doors.
What is it? Femsplain is a fem-powered content community made for anyone who identifies as women to feel empowered and to be seen and heard.
What does this mean? Every month we’ll announce a new theme and ask for contributors through social media.
What can I contribute? Anything fitting the months theme. You could write a news article, share a story, draw something, submit an email exchange or even a screenshot of your text conversations. Whatever you want to say we want to hear it.
Our goal is to highlight amazing women of the Internet and to create a supportive & positive community for anyone to support.
Please help spread the word and pass this on to anyone who you think might want to contribute!
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“That afternoon I came to understand that one of the deepest purposes of intellectual sophistication is to provide distance between us and our most disturbing personal truths and gnawing fears.”
― Richard Russo, Straight Man