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Books, Design and Culture

January 22, 2014
by Dan
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Q & A with Jessica Sullivan

If you saw my post on Canadian book covers last year, then you’ve already seen the work of Vancouver-based designer and art director Jessica Sullivan. I first came across Jessica’s name in 2009. I was trying to convince Peter Cocking, then art director at … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
by Dan
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Raincoast Spring Books

I was out west for the Raincoast Books spring 2012 sales conference last week. Sadly I didn’t get to see much of Vancouver or catch up with half the people I meant to, but I did get to hear about a … Continue reading

November 29, 2010
by Dan
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Back from Vancouver

I was in Vancouver last week for the Raincoast Books Spring 2011 sales conference. It snowed (see above) and I heard about a lot of new titles I’m looking forward to seeing next year (I can’t wait to get my … Continue reading

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