Bellweather Rhapsody By Kate Racculia; Hardcover 6 in. x 9 in., 352 pp. Filosofia OT 12/15. The typography and layout are inspired by concert programs as well as the time period of the book. Selected as Best in Category in the 2015 New England Book Show. Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Great Detective By Zach Dundas. Hardcover 6 in. x 9 in., 336pp. Minion Pro 10.8/14.8 with Brothers OT and Gill Sans MT Std. I had a blast researching and working with the editor to select the art! The font choices are inspired by the cover design; the typography and layout tip their hats to both contemporary and Victorian eras. Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Patron Saint of Ugly By Marie Manilla. Paperback 5.5 in. x 8.25 in., 352 pp. Dante MT Std 11.25/13.5 with a dash of Centaur MT Std and Colmcille MT Std. This story is told through "sound recordings," "letters," and "newspaper articles." And there are lots of italicized text that needed to be very readable. I wanted to use one typeface family throughout the book for a cohesive look to the different elements that wouldn't detract from the story, that was also highlly legible and evoked a sense of placement. Enter: Dante! Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Night in Shanghai By Nicole Mones. Hardcover 6 in. x 9 in., 288pp. Fournier MT Std 12.5/15 with Adobe Song Std. The typography evokes the historical time period without getting in the way of the story. The text on the part openers is through the point of view of a second character in the story. Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Adeline By Norah Vincent. Hardcover 5.5 in. x 8.25 in., 288 pp. Minion Pro 10.8/14.7 with Gill Sans MT Std. An elegant, open design semi-inspired by the time period. Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor. Hardcover 6 in. x 9 in., 752 pp. Minion Pro 11/13 with Interstate. The typography of this celebratory anthology reflects the jacket design to create a cohesive and high-end book package. Learn more here. (c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Explorations in Art series Grades 1-5: 8.5 in. x 11 in.; Kindergarten: 16.25 in. x 20.5 in.; Large reproductions: 18 in. x 24 in.; Overhead transparencies: 11 in. x 8.5 in. PMN Caecilia and Whitney. I worked with the Art Director and design team at WGBH Design to lay out the pages of this highly visual (and fun!) series of art textbooks for grades 1–5. I also designed an early sample for the Kindergarten textbook as well as some related ancillaries (large reproductions and overhead transparencies). Learn more here. (c) Davis Publications, Inc.