The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

April 5, 2012
by Dan

The Grass Harp designed by Megan Wilson

Another beautiful Truman Capote cover by Megan Wilson (photograph by Louise Rosskam). Have a great long weekend.  

March 6, 2012
by Dan

Edith Wharton Designs by Megan Wilson

Two more beautiful cover designs for Vintage by Megan Wilson: The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. The William Morris wallpaper is a lovely touch.

January 10, 2011
by Dan

Q & A with John Gall

John Gall is Vice President and Art Director for Vintage/Anchor Books, an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, and the author Sayonara Home Run! The Art of the Japanese Baseball Card. Previously Art Director at Grove/Atlantic, Gall has been … Continue reading

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