07.19.19
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 108: Covers


This week, Jessica and Michael discuss their selections for #bookcover2019, a seven-day challenge on Twitter where users share a book cover each day. 

As Jessica spent some time scouring her library, she says:
Sometimes, I open these books and that smell of summer, of old paper, comes back to me and I had this Proustian moment of being in the library as a kid in the summertime taking out my book or bringing back a book and what it smelled like when they stamped it in the back. I have such a visceral, totemic feeling about those books and those volumes.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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