If any of you graphic designers have children of school age, you will no doubt have been asked to help with the "graphics" on some sort of school run project. A couple years ago I was asked to help design the cover of a grammar school yearbook. Needless to say, a professional designer is probably the last person you want involved in a project like that: "What if we do this?" "What if we tried that?" "If we got some more money we could emboss" "Wait, the children will be supplying the artwork? Seriously?" "People, just what problem are we trying to solve here?" You know what I'm saying. Cleaning up my hard drive, I found this file of (unused) internet research I did on yearbook design. Great stuff.
Nice Sunday Morning piece on book covers featuring our own Peter Mendelsund and Chip Kidd. And I think that's the wonderful Anne Twomey in there too. But goodness, I hope Grand Central isn't really going to use that piece of art on their cover or we'll end up on one of those horrible "covers that look alike" blogs.