Interview with Peter Mendelsund
Interesting interview with book cover designer Peter Mendelsund at Design:related. Excerpt:
How often do you end up with a finished product that you donâ€™t want your name attached to?
PM: Almost every day. One of the things that I find most people misunderstand about cover design on â€śthe outsideâ€ť is that so much of what happens is determined editorially, or in a marketing meeting. You try your best, but at the end of the day, most things are not going to turn out the way you liked. Thatâ€™s why it behooves one to do a high volume of work. The law of averages suggests that youâ€™ll end up with something to be proud of amongst the dreck at the end of the day.