Author Archives: Claire Lui

5 of the Best Book Covers of 2014

The greatest book covers not only convey a sense of the words within, but they also stand alone as portable works of art. Here are 5 of our 2014 favorites.

Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps

Jessica Hische's collaboration with Penguin is a lovely nod to the printed word—and an unusual and intriguing twist to a personal project that got its start online.

The Best Book Art of 2012

Plus one cover that was absolutely inescapable   One can hardly talk about book covers in 2012 without mentioning this year’s surprise megabestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey (Vintage)—not as an example of good design but as proof that covers can be less important than word-of-mouth and other intangibles. As everyone knows by now, the...

Peter Mendelsund Crowdsources a Cover

  Black Jack, by Osamu Tezuka, is the story of a renegade surgeon and a seminal work in the Japanese manga canon, and yet, little known outside of Japan. Vertical Press hopes to introduce the series to American readers with its new English paperback edition of sixteen volumes, each with a sophisticated color block...

Janine Rewell

  [Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.]   Suntan design created with tanning booth and vinyl stickers, 2008. Concept/model: James Titterton.   From:...

Bondé Prang

[Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.]   A 3-D reinterpretation of a nativity scene created by Girard.   Bondé Prang From: New Castle,...

Paper Wedding

When I was working on my story about cut paper for the October issue of Print, I interviewed Grace Bonney, of the popular blog design*sponge, and she said something that I found particularly interesting: “Rob Ryan is a cult figure for those Etsy people, but now he’s selling on Etsy!”     Image by...

Paper Goes to the Movies

It’s hard to think of a trend that’s more in fashion right now than cut paper. In celebration of all the cut paper that’s floating around, I wanted to write a little bit more about a couple of trends that I only touched upon in “Running with Scissors,” my article on this subject in...

Jennifer Daniel

— Scroll to see more images   “I think what I’m good at is being funny,” says Jennifer Daniel. She gives this matter-of-fact self-description when asked whether she has any big plans in the works—say, a book or a gallery show. She thinks about it and says no, that she wants to stick with...

2008 Student Cover Winners

This year, in the grand tradition of the public choosing an American idol and a favorite dancing star, Print opened up voting for its 44th annual Student Cover Competition for the first time. We uploaded the covers of three finalists—chosen by judges Miranda Dempster, art director of Art + Auction; Andrew Horton, art director...