The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

November 9, 2015
by Dan

Book Covers of Note November 2015

Next month I’ll say goodbye to 2015 with my annual list of my favourite covers of the year. Until then, here’s November’s book covers of note, my last monthly covers post for the 2015: Baddeley Brothers by The Gentle Author; design David Pearson (October 2015) … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
by Dan
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Five Designers, One Illustrator, Two Letterers and More Than a Hundred Versions of a Jacket

If you’ve ever wondered quite how many iterations a cover can go through before the final one is chosen, this video cycles through a multitude of design ideas for the US edition of Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum published by Random … Continue reading

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