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Quoted Quarterly Podcast>Episode 6>Specialties

Book designers Andrew Brozyna and Ian Shimkoviak discuss subject specialties in book cover design. Andrew starts off with a study of the very awesome printer and publisher Ben Franklin. Ian complains about stupid book reviews. Indie comics! Double dust jackets! Explicit!

Stuff referenced in this week’s episode:
Stanford University’s Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment podcast
Roberto DeVicq’s Dickens Double Dust Jacket.
Fantagraphics’ Laura Warholic by Alexander Theroux
Fantagraphics’ Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Bill Mauldin

This fine lettering was brought to you by Andrew Brozyna…

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