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The No-Stilettos Rule: My Approach As A Woman Creating Scifi Book Covers

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How do you create a book cover that really sells the story to its audience? How do you package a book with a badass woman protagonist without relying on bare midriffs and spiky heels? Muddy Colors columnist Lauren Panepinto explains how she approaches cover art in her role as Orbit Books' Creative Director. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

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Newsweek Recycles Porny Stock Image Photo for This Week’s Cover

Does Newsweek's indecent asparagus cover photo seem a little familiar to you? If so, it means that you either have something to share with all of us about your relationship with asparagus, or you recognize this picture of two slimy asparagus spears dangling over the sexualized maw of a hungry and anonymous woman from… » 8/07/12 9:15pm 8/07/12 9:15pm

Pretty Soon, You Might Not Even Be Able to Judge a Book by Its Cover

Soon, in the fast-approaching dystopian future when the Fifty Shades saga is taught unironically at universities and the only ice cream flavor is strawberry, cover art for book jackets will be a lost skill, like long division or using a landline. That's a shame, considering artists like Chip Kidd, the art director at… » 8/05/12 4:00pm 8/05/12 4:00pm