How a Book Cover Gets Made: Nicole Caputo on Belletrist’s Studio Sessions
Behind the Scenes with the Catapult and Counterpoint Creative Director
The folks behind Belletrist—which is so much more than a beloved Bookstagram account—are debuting a short video documentary series, Studio Sessions, in which they take a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic process of graphic novelists, illustrators, and designers. (Check out episode one, with illustrator Cecilia Ruiz.)
Second in the series is Catapult and Counterpoint Creative Director Nicole Caputo, book designer extraordinaire, who offers a glimpse at what goes into making beautiful analog objects for a digital age. As Caputo says about designing for the Internet, “Social media has had a strong influence on cover design, everything is screaming at the viewer—bright, bold colors—because it’s all geared toward the thumbnail and Instagram.” By way of example, Caputo walks us through the process for Lara Prior-Palmer’s Rough Magic, a gorgeous cover that is, indeed, bold and beautiful…
Directed and Produced by Weird Heroes.