May 31, 2013
The art of cover design at Random House
by Christopher King
In a new video created for the Inside Random House series, which takes viewers behind the scenes at the publisher’s offices, book designers explain their creative processes and the unique demands of creating covers for some of the world’s biggest authors. The speakers, including Chip Kidd and Peter Mendelsund of Knopf, Marysarah Quinn and Christopher Brand of Crown, and Robbin Schiff of Random House, discuss the importance of a close reading of the text in question and share cover outtakes for titles like The Dinner by Herman Koch; All That Is by James Salter; Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss; and Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. Check out the full video below.
Christopher King is the former Art Director of Melville House.