He has designed covers for the pulitzer prize winning author junot diaz and authors chuck palahniuk and john green. Corral studied at the school of visual arts in new york city, where he also has taught. The best covers are works of art in their own right. The effect is compelling and haunting, and the cover won a spot on several bestcoversof2018 lists. Dec 29, 2018 the press with the most covers on the list. If youre looking to inspire a great back cover, read this post thats all about the books back. Corral created an office inside a converted apartment in a high rise near the new york stock exchange. This giftworthy book features 320 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends, and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer rodrigo corral. Feb 27, 2017 a tour of rodrigo corrals manhattan workspace. Sep 26, 2018 basically, book cover design is one of the books most important assets and can have an enormous impact on sales so you need to get it right. Mar 26, 2010 the new york graphic designer rodrigo corral has crafted some of the most memorable book covers of the last decade. There is an organic, natural feel to the designs, even when the design is a minimalistic photo, as in the case of my unwritten books. Rodrigo corral is an american graphic artist known for his book cover designs. The new york graphic designer rodrigo corral has crafted some of the most memorable book covers of the last decade.
The space is filled with projects future, current and past like his celebrated book covers for a million little pieces and the brief wondrous life. Oct 19, 2018 in anticipation of the release of his debut novel, youtuber hank green discussed his thoughts on book covers in a video. Fsg 10 books the designer with the most covers on the list. Roberto bolano, the savage detectives, cover by rodrigo corral. Aug 28, 2018 a cover cant change the contents of its book, but it can be a readers first impression of the books identity, especially with social media. Sneakers by rodrigo corral, alex french, howie kahn. Rodrigo corral on the challenges of following up a bestselling. Rodrigo corral runs the rodrigo corral studio and is the creative director at farrar, straus and giroux. Book covers, design inspiration, comics, literature, publishing, and pop culture. Rodrigo corral, based on alvin lustigs original 1949 cover. You know him for his iconic cover of the fault in our stars, but hes also designed book covers for lauren groff, jeffrey eugenides, and chuck. Jan 11, 2016 rodrigo corral creates conceptual design and art for print, brands, interior spaces and film. How publishings floralprint trend came to rule the world. Corral himself has led many redesigns, including nausea by jeanpaul sartre and siddhartha by herman hesse, a cover that was notable for its lack of title or author name.
Rodrigo corral gave me my first job out of school designing book covers at fsg and his studio. With a focus on conceptual art, he designed the new york times bestselling books decoded by jayz, classy by derek blasberg, influence by marykate and ashley olsen, and the book and film identity for the fault in our stars by john green. Corral, on the other hand, expresses some surprise. Book designer and graphic artist rodrigo corral was strolling through new york when he. Rodrigo corral the book cover archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book. Corrals book jacket for lauren groffs fates and furies is one of his most. Often, they fuse bold typography with an image that operates. Basically, book cover design is one of the books most important assets and can have an enormous impact on sales so you need to get it right.
Beautiful book cover designyou can find cover design and more on our website. This is the sort of success that has defined corrals career. Rodrigo corral since hes one of the worlds unarguably coolest living writers, chuck palahniuk was bound to crop up on this list somewhere. The best book covers of february 2020 by frannie jackson march 3, 2020 4. Im forever collecting my favorite book designs, and this list of best book covers 2018 is a selection of those that caught my eye throughout the year. Feb 27, 2018 new yorkbased corral has designed a staggering number of the most iconic covers to grace bookshelves over the past 10 years. Blue book cover with extended hand covered in rainbow sprinkles. His covers stand out as visually appealing and do seem to have an overall idea, even if its nothing definite or intentional. Book cover design by roy kuhlman 1957 book cover wood grain the chinese orange mystery by book covers. How top artists create book covers that grab your attention. Rodrigo corral, the prolific bookjacket designer whose work you can see on your copies of chuck palahniuks, jeff vandermeers, john greens. Na kim 8 books ling ma, severance, design by rodrigo corral fsg the antidesign aspect of this jacket really appeals to me. The book cover archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design.
Jan 31, 2020 anna wiener best book covers of the month book covers book design chana porter christine foltzer christopher bollen jaya miceli k. Grid view list view about shop shop about list view grid view. Nan taleserandom house, jacket design by rodrigo corral. In a recent post about the timing of cover design in the publication process, i. The lesserknown creators behind wellknown book covers. Book cover design by rodrigo corral him her him again the end of him see more. For rachel cusks faye trilogy, designer rodrigo corral used work by the photographer charlie engman, whose pictures are often featured in magazines such as vogue and accordingly, the cusk covers. The juxtaposition of the strict against the mystical also match the creepy tone of the book. Designs golden boy rodrigo corral puts down his book jobs. Oct 05, 2010 here, rodrigo corral, the head of rodrigo corral design, and the artist behind the covers of books by nabokov, sartre, borges, and bolano, among others, talks about gary shteyngarts super. Anna wiener best book covers of the month book covers book design chana porter christine foltzer christopher bollen jaya miceli k. Parker maria svarbova michael morris milan bozic miranda popkey rodrigo corral sam weber sinem erkas sue rainsford. Go under the covers with prints guide to book jacket design, which features cover design advice from accomplished art directors at penguin, hachette and vintage books, visual inspiration from the best book covers of the 20th century, the stories behind cover design concepts that didnt make the final cut, and more. Some of her designs include covers for the mothers by brit bennett and the pisces by melissa broder rodrigo corral a lifelong new yorker, rodrigo grew up in long island and attended the school of visual arts in manhattan.
In an interview with artsy, rachel said, the most rewarding aspect of designing covers for me is that i get to play a tiny part in a process that i find so remarkable. Book cover design extraordinaire and artist rodrigo corral walks us through new york and the world at large, as only he can see it. This most recent cover of his iconic novel survivor succeeds through simplicity and by doing something differently. Jeffrey eugenidess the marriage plot 2011, junot diazs the brief wondrous life of oscar wao 2007, and jayzs decoded 2010, to name just a few. A cover cant change the contents of its book, but it can be a readers first impression of the books identity, especially with social media. Rodrigo corral on book covers, design inspiration, and the. Rodrigo corral on the challenges of following up a. During my subway ride this morning, a welldressed man, wearing a pressed, sherbetcolored shirt, turns to the woman next to him and says, youre going to work, im going to heaven, lets get married.
How publishings floralprint trend came to rule the worlds. David sedaris, calypso, design by peter mendelsund. Designs golden boy rodrigo corral puts down his book jobs to. In anticipation of the release of his debut novel, youtuber hank green discussed his thoughts on book covers in a video. Notable book covers of 2017 is part of cover design inspiration look back at the year in book cover design 65 super ideas for book cover design inspiration graphics troubled daughters, twisted wives cover design by lynn buckley killed comp.
New directions 11 books the press with the second most covers on the list. Notable book covers of 2017 is part of cover design inspiration look back at the year in book cover design 65 super ideas for book cover design inspiration graphics troubled daughters, twisted wives cover design by. Rodrigo corral on book covers, design inspiration, and. Large typography features prominently, including highlights such as a very large expanse of sea designed by. A tour of rodrigo corrals manhattan workspace the new york. Rodrigo corral is the darling of the literatieven though hes not a writer, agent or publisher.
We cherrypicked 68 brilliant covers to give you some book cover ideas. Feminist press the summer of dead birds by ali liebegott. Meet the designers behind your favorite book covers rachel willey. A tour of rodrigo corrals manhattan workspace the new. Rodrigo corral design collaboration with shift integrative medicine the studio was commissioned for art, design, and web for their new york city practice. Corral has designed more than 500 book covers for works such as chuck. He praises rodrigo corral for his cover of john greens the fault in our stars and turtles all the way down. For two decades, rodrigo corral has designed some of the most iconic book covers in contemporary literature. These 50 awesome book covers will inspire you learn. Na kim 8 books ling ma, severance, design by rodrigo corral fsg the antidesign aspect of. The book cover design extraordinaire and artist walks us through new york and the world at large, as only he can see it.
Albert tang emily bestler booksatria releasing next week is the memoir written by. Rodrigo corral studio, creative director at farrar, straus and giroux. I continue to do so as a freelancer for various publishing houses. Nico walkers cherry, designed by janet hansen melissa broder s the pisces, designed by rachel willey. In a collaboration between rodrigo corral and tyler comrie, this is a rare case where both the front and the back covers are exceptionally designed. Our favorite book covers have everything from a head made of smoke to neon bubble letters. Rodrigo corral studio, creative director at farrar, straus and giroux, creative director at large for new directions. In a recent post about the timing of cover design in the publication process, i mentioned a colleagues. The books carefullycurated list of participants takes readers to the center of the action. Following the release of his anthology, sneakers, book cover designer rodrigo corral looks back on his trajectory and the future of his field. You cant walk into a bookstore without seeing his work.694 1084 1505 532 229 48 1428 1525 1285 1561 1105 1273 632 1447 199 835 56 1286 1181 1545 11 834 333 1151 198 346 1082 795 693 1374 415 1060 1239 59 1600 1280 572 1143 191 625 540 1372 608