Friday, June 26, 2009

La Cover


Tell me you love it. Because I think it's the best-looking thing in the universe. I love the spare, dramatic design. I love the origami bird, reminding me of one Brooke did when she was at my house writing her dissertation. Orange is my favorite color. This exterior design harmonizes wonderfully with the interior design of the book (which I also l.o.v.e).

The designers produced what felt like hundreds of covers. Some of them I liked and the McGraw folks didn't. Some they liked and I didn't. I feel extremely fortunate that this is the final version (though it may yet be tweaked a bit), because when I saw this, I threatened—and I'll quote here—to "throw myself on the floor and hold my breath and turn blue and pass out" (I really did put that in an email) till they said "yes." (I think a measured, mature approach to collaborative decisions is always best, don't you?) I just. can't. wait to see this design on the cover of an actual, physical, printed, published, material book. Oh, and have I mentioned how proud I am of this book and how excited I am that it's publishing anon?

13 comments:

techsophist said...

I love, love, love the cover and can't wait until I can use this book for my classes.

susansinclair said...

Bee-yoo-ti-full! I'm excited to try it out with a class--mayhaps next spring?

eighteenthcfreak said...

LOVE the cover!!!

Nels said...

Seriously, it's a nice one!

joanna said...

It's beautiful in its simplicity. When can we order examination copies?

Rebecca Moore Howard said...

Thanks, everybody! If you're wanting exam copies/adoption, check with your McGraw-Hill rep about availability. But it won't be too much longer!

susan said...

That is an awesome cover! So how soon is "anon"?

Rebecca Moore Howard said...

Ask me again in a couple of months, and I should be able to answer. Right now it's an as-yet-not-quite-known.

Jesse Katen said...

Thats beautiful! I'll BUY a few!

Isn't it helpful to throw fits? I'm trying cultivate a prima donna persona to get the things I want...If it works, I'll teach ya! I borrow it from ballet.

Becky said...

LOVELY, me dear, just loverly. I can't wait to foist it on...er, use it, too! ;-)

Allison Jones said...

Of course I think it is grand! :)

HB Hessler said...

AHH YES. Perfect. Congrats, Becky.

Joan Livingston-Webber said...

Love the peace crane.