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Thursday, June 04, 2009

I'm Down

Design by Rob Grom

I had to ask designer Rob Grom about his cover for Mishna Wolff's memoir of "(growing) up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black."

Says Rob: "I was provided with a bunch of photos from the author and the classic school portrait stood out from the rest. I originally wanted have a custom made gold chain with the title on it, or an embroidered hat with the title on it, but my creative director Steve Snider thought that it should have the same feel as the book cover for Born to Kvetch. So, we brainstormed and decided an afro was the way to go."

Jennifer Carrow's design for Born to Kvetch appears below. Both make me smile.


Ian Shimkoviak said...

I'M DOWN. Best book cover of the year. Sounds like a great read too.

Wendy said...

The second one's kinda funny. :)