The design process is always a lesson in refinement.
By the time a reader walks by a table of newly released hardcovers or an endcap of crisp staff-pick paperbacks, each book has undergone a grooming process to become the package it presents. A good book cover grabs attention and gives its potential reader a sense of the story inside. But just as a book’s […]
Young adult publishers certainly do like to put disembodied body parts on their covers, don’t they? They also like that hazy Instagram look and showing the protagonist with his or her back to the reader. And they really like a hand-drawn font. It’s getting to the point where it’s almost as hard to find a […]
Great ideas come from great inspiration, and finding good source material is an essential part to the design process. As we at Ooligan gear up to develop a cover for yet another great title, there is no better time to stop and take a look at some great reference books. Below you’ll find a list […]
Nothing heralds the end of summer for a publishing student quite like the delivery of a much-anticipated manuscript from your client right on the eve of the first day of fall term. After a long summer of studying our production schedule and preparing the infrastructure for the projects to come, the team working on Memories […]
We started this term off running with a title vote on the first day of classes. I want to say again a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed ideas to this process. We are very happy with the new title Rhythm in the Rain and are now beginning to think about a cover to […]