Posts Tagged ‘ Colleen AF Venable ’


October 23, 2009
Posted by: Colleen AF Venable
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Fun Game for all you Design Dorks out there (a title I proudly wear like a Girl Scout badge I stapled on since I was way too Grrrl and lazy to sew)! Pull out all of the jacketed books on your bookcase and one by one peek underneath. To make it even more interesting try Read the Rest…

October 9, 2009
Posted by: Colleen AF Venable
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Design
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I’ve always been a big fan of wrap-around covers. I have a habit that whenever I get a new book I always take off the cover and open it flat, look at the case, look at the spine…see it the way the designer did on screen, flaps out, all of the pieces together…a visual conversation Read the Rest…

September 24, 2009
Posted by: Colleen AF Venable
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Back in the day when I used to work in a cubicle almost a FULL ten feet away (my previous job was for :01’s parent company Roaring Brook) I had the pleasure of sitting right next to one of my favorite things. The Bookcase of First Second Foreign Editions—something I love so much I feel Read the Rest…

September 10, 2009
Posted by: Colleen AF Venable
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Noticing patterns is a part of my job, so as I dove deep into research for my first :01 cover design, I couldn’t help but notice the Mystery of the V-Blondes of Mystery. The women on vintage and even contemporary mystery covers are, more often than not, busty blondes that generally fall into one or Read the Rest…