How Do Designers Craft the Perfect Book Cover?

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

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The latest episode: “The Story Behind Designing Book Covers.”

Here’s more from the Design is Everywhere team:

On this episode, Sam learns about how book covers are designed. He is joined by Scott Berkun, an author and popular speaker whose talks range in topic from creativity, leadership, public speaking, design and more. Scott chats about the collaboration process and the surprising reality behind book cover design. Later on in the show, they are joined by Jon Key, an artist, designer, writer and educator who co-founded the Brooklyn design studio Morcos Key with Wael Morcos. Together, Jon and Wael designed the long-awaited Black Futures book by New York Times journalist Jenna Wortham and art curator Kimberly Drew. Jon discusses how he uses writing during his design process, and landing on the cover for Black Futures.

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