Every time someone says “don’t judge a book by its cover,” I cringe. This clichéd phrase implies that the cover of the book is useless in discerning what the book is about and that the cover has no other use than to “cover up” the pages within. The phrase was quite popular in my youth, and I recall being reprimanded by friends any time I turned down a book because I thought the cover was subpar. For years I felt guilty about being so judgmental—until a classmate introduced me to the work of Graphic Designer Chip Kidd.
Whew! Ooligan Press has been busy over the last few weeks—hence the slight delay in this post. The bad news: this summer just keeps flying by! The good news: the excitement for We Belong in History is palpable. Here’s a brief recap of the major events that have taken place over the month of July […]
Things are really starting to move forward this week as we begin to finalize what the finished manuscript will look like. We’ve received material for our introduction, narrowed down the poems we will be using, and decided on a basic outline for all the interior pieces (including student work, William Stafford poems, and teaching material). […]
It’s official: We Belong in History is moving into the design department at Ooligan next week. This is an exciting time for us because, while the old adage says not to judge a book by its cover, we certainly want our book cover to be appealing. We want it to get across the ideas of […]