Barbara DeWilde

Recovering Lolita

Among the problems Nabokov’s Lolita poses for the book designer, probably the thorniest is the popular misconception of the title character. She’s chronically miscast as a teenage sexpot—just witness the dozens of soft-core covers over the years. “We are talking about a novel which has child rape at its core,” says John Bertram, an architect and...

Shelf Lives

Barbara DeWilde, graphic designer, art director and SVA MFA Interaction Design candidate, has designed a “What The Book” exhibition with an online (here) interaction design component for the upcoming AIGA 50/50 show (December 8 – February 23, 2012). It is a questionnaire with queries I’ve always wanted to answer. So, see for yourself what...