Dead Not Forgotten: Book Cover Design for Cuba In Revolution

Recently we completed the front cover design for the book: Cuba in Revolution. Normally, in the book publishing world this is how a book cover is designed. Design the front cover. This art can then be added to catalogs, web sites and other marketing materials Complete the book interior. This can actually mean complete the writing, or sometimes just moving the completed manuscript into designed format (ready for press). Complete the back cover and spine. The back cover is often done as late as possible so that reviews can be received. The final spine cannot be designed until we have a final page count and have chosen what type of paper stock will be used (this determines the spine width). Unfortunately, sometimes in this process a publisher decides not go finish the project. It gets killed. That is what happened with Cuba in Revolution. After I had already completed the front cover design, but before the interior was finalized the […]


Warren Jeffs: In the News, In Our Book Design Portfolio

For the past few months we’ve been working with Chicago Review Press on their book, Answer Them Nothing: Bringing Down the Polygamous Empire of Warren Jeffs. It recently hit the book store shelves, right before Jeffs was convicted of child rape. Chicago Review Press has been a client for years, in fact they were one of my very first clients when I started Visible Logic. We’re thrilled to have designed book covers and book interiors for them for nearly ten years. The cover images for this book came from both Getty Images (stock image) and editorial sources. The design is fairly straightforward, but the blurred court officer in the background works to show that Jeffs is under trial or part of a hearing in this image. In addition to the book cover we designed the interior of the book, which is mostly running text with a photo insert. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of designing a book […]


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