They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we can all agree that a cover design can either add or take away from your first impression of a book.
Matt Roeser is a graphic designer. He reads books and designs new covers for them. You can find out more about his work on his website or get a more in-depth, almost behind-the-scenes for his work at newcover.tumblr.com.
TED is awesome. Technology.Entertainment. Design…but so much more. There are so many TED talks online that it would take months to just go through it all. There are a few that relate to books and reading and creativity that we’d like to highlight here.
1. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. This is a personal favorite. It helped me to see world events in a much different ways. There IS a danger to telling or hearing a single story…over and over again.
2. I never knew what went to designing a book cover. Very insightful…and very funny.
3. “Maybe [artistry] doesn’t have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe, in the first place, that the most extraordinary aspects of your being came from you. But maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source for some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you’re finished … it starts to change everything.”
Love this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert.