Are any other publishers pursuing similar initiatives with student designers to repackage their backlist?
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The Curse of Maus — cartoonist Art Spiegelman profiled in The Guardian:
Will he ever escape the shadow of Maus? “It’s even worse than that,” he says, lighting a cigarette. “Most other cartoonists are afraid of the same thing.” He means that every graphic novel is compared to Maus. “As a result, it’s sort of a curse on me and all other cartoonists I know.”
Toothy Uncoated Stock — The chaps at The Book Cover Archive pointed me to the design:related portfolio of Alex Camlin, Creative Director at Da Capo Press. His design’s for the Harvard Review are beautiful.