How This Doubleday Art Director Designs Book Covers, From ‘Frankenstein’ To ‘Fitness Junkie’

How This Doubleday Art Director Designs Book Covers, From ‘Frankenstein’ To ‘Fitness Junkie’

“Emily Mahon has been Art Director at Doubleday Books since 2006, and has also done freelance work for a wide range of publishing clients, including St. Martin’s Press, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt and Company, Alfred A, Knopf, Little, Brown and Company, Simon & Schuster, among others.

I asked Mahon about her approach to book cover design, the design process, working with outside artists, and updating classics like Frankenstein.

Interesting interview with an accomplished book designer and art director, courtesy of Forbes Magazine.

Giles Hoover
gh@gileshoover.com

Book designer and photographer.

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