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Episode 4: Creating the Art

"The cover . . . is your one chance to show the whole story in one image." —Cara Petrus, the Art Director


While at the offices of HarperCollins Publishers, Lauren Oliver visits the book design department to learn how book covers are created. In this episode, Art Director Cara Petrus explores the collaboration between the design and editorial teams, the process of selecting an artist, and the use of typeface to complement the tone of a book. Along the way, viewers will see the artwork for THE SPINDLERS evolve from initial concept sketches into a finished book jacket!