another post on the LPG blog

graphic design blog

This one about foil stamps, embossing, debossing, and other things the general book reading public doesn’t know designers agonize over. Click on the pretty picture. Nothing bad will happen, I promise. (How could it go bad with words like emboss, deboss, and foil stamp? Those things are only used for good.)



graphic design blog

Here’s a book I’m proud to have been a part of. It tells of narrow-minded people and hate crimes thereof, intermixed with teenage questioning. And photography. This book—the confession—is written in the form of letters home from a young soldier before he leaves for a dangerous mission in Afghanistan. Which he volunteered for post-high school as to way to atone for, or forget, a hate crime he witnessed in small-town America. Whether or not he sends all of the letters is… well, I can’t give that away. I can say the cover design is born of that idea: the whole book sealed in an envelope, with postage not (or not yet) cancelled.