When a stereotype is the order of the day

When a stereotype is the order of the day

Temple University Press frequently publishes titles that make every effort to push the buttons of social, cultural, political and sexual issues. This cover for Serial FuManchu by Ruth Mayer is no exception. When I was provided the manuscript from the director, many of...
Quick search for “God”

Quick search for “God”

Okay, this is the time of year when we get get a handful of book cover design requests. One such request is for a political science title from Temple University Press titled God Talk. It sounds like a great topic. At first glance, it looks like a discussion about...

Super Fly Redux

Okay, this was supposed to be easy. Once I received the manuscript for the cover design, my mind started to rattle off several references that would work well to express the title at hand: “Pimping Fictions”. It wasn’t long before the other shoe...
A small ransom

A small ransom

Our relationship with Temple University Press has been getting cozy lately. That’s a good thing. We love putting cover designs to their increasingly provocative academic titles. While we’re in the middle of designing a handful of covers for them, there...

Work the image

These are book cover designs for a new title for Temple Press. The publisher supplied some wonderful images which made the design process go very smoothly. In two of the designs, I just wanted to leave as much room for the image as I could while still effectively...
Philly Fan’s Code Cover

Philly Fan’s Code Cover

We’re getting close to the final design of a book cover for Temple University Press. Because of budgets, many of the covers done for a university press are a fairly straight shot. The publisher usually tries to work very efficiently with the designer to keep the...