The Impostor’s Monocle

Each year, we design the cover of the chapbook for the Rolling Darkness Revue, a live performance of a playlet written by Peter Atkins and Glen Hirshberg. The book also contains original fiction.

Brandon Mull reskin

We redesigned the website of bestselling author Brandon Mull. The site matches his newest multiplatform phenomenon, Spirit Animals, which is part book series and part action role-playing game.

Heroes Get Hired, Stephan Talty websites

Two new websites to tell you about. For NBC Publishing, we launched a site about Heroes Get Hired, a book of job-hunting advice for military veterans. It has the entire book available for free online in multiple formats. And for author Stephan Talty, we launched a new website to promote his books, including his latest crime novel from Random House, Black Irish. You can visit them by clicking below:

Heroes Get Hired

Stephan Talty

Nancy Drew Mysteries & Hardy Boys Adventures

Two high-profile websites to tell you about. For our client Simon & Schuster, we recently launched new official websites for the Nancy Drew Mysteries and Hardy Boys Adventures series. More content will be added to the sites during the coming weeks. Please visit them by clicking below:

NBC Publishing, Perseus, Weinstein Books

We’ve recently completed several more projects for our clients NBC Publishing, Perseus Books, and Weinstein Books.

For NBC, we designed the book covers for Meet the Press: 65 Years of History In the Making, Volume 1 by Terry Golway and Beyond the Chestnut Trees: A Memoir by Maria Bauer. You can find out more about those books by clicking below:

Meet the Press

Beyond the Chestnut Trees

For our longtime client Public Affiars/Perseus, we did a one-page website to promote Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment by Craig R. Whitney. You can visit that site by clicking below:

Living With Guns

And for Weinstein Books, we launched a website to promote Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter by Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. You can visit that site by clicking below:

Melissa Francis

Futuredaze

We recently designed the cover for Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Fiction for publisher Underwords. Edited by Erin Underwood and Hannah Strom-Martin, this book features a ton of original fiction from science fiction authors. You can read more about it by clicking below:

Matthew Warner, Blackwell Pages website

Happy Black Friday! We have two websites to tell you about.

For author (and Deena Warner Design partner) Matthew Warner, we redesigned his existing website promoting his work. The homepage includes a side-scrolling slideshow widget that Matt programmed to highlight various projects. The site also has an alternate theme for mobile users, a print stylesheet, and special coding to preserve search engine optimization. The site incorporates and updates all previous content and includes a number of new pages.

For author K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr, we launched a site to promote their YA fantasy series, The Blackwell Pages. This website is a precursor to the more extensive website coming next year.

Please visit these two sites by clicking the thumbnails below!

Election Night

In honor of Election Day, it’s only appropriate we show you the book cover Deena designed for Election Night: A Television History 1948-2012 by Stephen Battaglio, now out from NBC Publishing. Also shown is the graphic she created that shows the book inside an iPad frame:

Election Night

Election Night

Happy voting!

Early Career Committee

For the Childrens Book Council, we recently launched a website for the Early Career Committee, which is “dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first 5 years in the children’s book publishing industry and contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole.” This is a large website with frequently updated content and a members-only area. Please visit it by clicking below.

Three New Websites

We have three new websites to tell you about.  First, for the Perseus Books Group, we launched a site for Alana Stewart’s memoir, Rearview Mirror.  And for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we launched sites for The Giver Quartet of books by Lois Lowry and the extensive Scientists in the Field non-fiction series.  Please visit those sites by clicking below:

 

 

Two websites for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

We recently launched two websites for readers of the Family Bedtime Treasury and Family Storybook Treasury from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. These sites are basically portals to allow people to download MP3s. There is a code included with each printed copy of the books that readers can use to get the files.  You can visit them by clicking below:

 

Ring Force website

For NBC Publishing, we designed a website to promote its new book series, Ring Force. NBC recently finished programming the site based on that design. Please visit it by clicking below:

Merits of Mischief website

For Simon & Schuster, we recently launched a website to promote Merits of Michief by T.R. Burns. This is an unusual website design that simulates the interactive experience of a “K-PAK” tablet device, used by students at the Kilter Academy mentioned in the book. You can visit that site by clicking below:

Tallulah’s Tutu website

We just launched a new website for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. It’s to promote Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger. It has a lot of cool online activities, so you should check it out! Click below.

Patrick Robinson, The Age of Miracles websites; Queen of Blood book cover

We have two new websites to tell you about. First, we launched an updated author website for Patrick Robinson, author of The Delta Solution. And for Random House, we launched a site to promote The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson. You can visit those sites by clicking below:

Patrick Robinson

The Age of Miracles

Also, Deena Warner recently painted and designed a book cover for Queen of Blood by Bryan Smith. You can visit the publisher, Thunderstorm Books, by clicking below:

Queen of Blood

For more samples of Deena’s illustration work, please visit her website.

Westview Press

We just launched two new websites for Westview Press, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group. They are for Social Problems: An Advocate Group Approach by Sara Towe Horsfall and The Social Dynamics of Family Violence by Angela Hattery and Earl Smith. You can visit those sites by clicking below:

Horsfall

 

Hattery

Dean Koontz Re-Skin

Recently, we revamped the appearance of Dean Koontz’s author website to promote his forthcoming book, What the Night Knows.  (In web parlance, this is called a “re-skin.”)  You can visit the site by clicking below.

Horror Drive-In book cover

Cemetery Dance Publications has just put on sale its Horror Drive-In Presents an All-Night Short Story Marathon. Deena Warner created the cover image and design. Please visit the purchase page by clicking below:

Horror Drive-In

Gossie & Friends website launched

Recently, for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we launched a new website for the children’s book series, Gossie & Friends. Deena even programmed a special game for it (under the “Interactive Game” tab). You can visit the site by clicking below:

Gossie & Friends

Erin Brockovich website launched

For the Perseus Books Group, we just launched a website to promote two novels by Erin Brockovich, who was famously portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Erin Brockovich.  You can visit it by clicking below:

Ethan Ellenberg, Spade websites

We launched a couple of new websites this week. The first was for the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. The second was a website skin for Darkstone Entertainment to promote their choose-your-own-adventure web series, Spade. You can visit either site by clicking below:

 

Five Little Monkeys website

We just launched a new website for the Houghton Mifflin Company promoting the Five Little Monkeys series by Eileen Christelow.  Please visit it by clicking the thumbnail below.  For this site, our team made a lot of cool animations and online games:

On another note, congratulations to Leymah Gbowee (see our 9/1/11 entry, below), who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Becoming Marie Antoinette website

We recently launched a new website for Random House promoting Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey.  You can visit it by clicking the thumbnail below.  Be sure to check out the cool videos (that we didn’t do)!

Change-edu launched; New Warner

Today, we just launched a new website for Kaplan Publishing at Change-edu.com. Please visit it by clicking below:

Also, we’re proud to announce the newest member of the Warner family, Thomas Ernst Warner, a cute little newborn with a head of dark hair!

3 New Cool Websites

We recently launched three new cool websites!

For Simon & Schuster, we merged and updated two preexisting sites for the Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell. You can visit that by clicking here:

For Random House, we launched a site for The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. You can visit that by clicking here:

And for Basic Books, we launched a site for Dog Sense by John Bradshaw. (Be sure to watch the interview on the Colbert Report!)

The Goldstone Report website

We recently launched a new website for The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict for the Perseus Books Group.  You can visit it by clicking below:

The Goldstone Report

New Year, New Websites

Happy New Year!  We have two new websites to tell you about.  For our client Perseus Books Group, we launched sites to promote Nocturne, a novel by Syrie James, and JFK: 50 Days.  For the JFK website, we also designed some of the graphics that appear within the iPad app.  You can visit those sites by clicking below:

Recent Projects

Greetings!  We’ve completed a number of exciting projects during the past month.

First, we programmed a couple of high-profile newsletters.  For our client Perseus Books Group, we did the newsletter for the popular Skinny Bitch series, and for the Random House Publishing Group, we made a new newsletter for author Dean Koontz.  Here are a couple thumbnails:

We also completed a number of websites for Perseus and Random House.  For Perseus, sites for the Karen Vail series by Alan Jacobson, Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler, The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry, and Bible Code III by Michael Drosnin. You can visit those site by clicking below:

For Random House, we did a splash page for the website of Jean Auel, author of Clan of the Cave Bear:

Finally, Deena completed a couple of illustration and print design projects you’ll find interesting.  The first was the 10th anniversary edition of her collectible Halloween card.  The card includes a short story by Will Ludwigsen that you can read by clicking below:

Deena also completed book covers for Rolling Darkness Revue 2010 from Earthling Publications, and Blood Born by Matthew Warner, coming next year from HW Press.

David Wiesner, Gloria Feldt websites launched

We have two new websites tell you about. The first, for author David Wiesner, was a redesign of an existing site. This was our first project for Houghton Mifflin Books. Visit that site by clicking here:

The next new site, for Seal Press / Perseus Books, is for author Gloria Feldt.  We worked with developer Serena Freewomyn to create the new WordPress theme:

Pretty Magic Pretzel

It’s interesting what happens when you mix and match words from your different projects. So, no, we don’t have any pretty magic pretzels here at Deena Warner Design, but we have launched three new websites that use some of those words:

For the Perseus Books Group, we recently launched a new website for Pretty Little Things, the new novel by Jilliane Hoffman, plus a website for the Daily Pretzel.  The Daily Pretzel, for which Deena also designed a logo, is an information service about Perseus.  You can visit those two sites by clicking below:

And for Woodland Press, we designed a template for their site promoting their forthcoming anthology, Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia.  You can visit that site by clicking below:

Nancy Holder site launched

Today, we launched a new website for author Nancy Holder. Nancy is the award-winning author of numerous tie-in novels and short stories. You can visit her site by clicking below. Be sure to play the online checkers game we programmed!

Kelley Armstrong site; Deena Warner guest of honor at Stoker 2011

We recently launched a new website for author Kelley Armstrong. You can visit that site by clicking here:

Also, we’re proud to announce that Deena Warner will be the Artist Guest of Honor at the Stoker Weekend 2011, which is the annual awards conference of the Horror Writers Association. You can read more about that by clicking here. Be sure to check out the header graphic with the lighthouse that Deena designed for the site, which was otherwise designed and programmed by Vince Liaguno of the HWA.

Staunton Music Guild, David Mitchell websites launched

We’ve launched two more websites you should check out. The first was a cooperative effort with other website programmers to promote the music scene here in Staunton, Virginia. We did the front end design and some of the programming for the new website of the Staunton Music Guild. Visit that site by clicking below:

Also, for our client Random House, we launched a new website for David Mitchell, author of the new novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Visit there by clicking below:

Jude Deveraux website launched

Click below to visit the new Jude Deveraux author website we just launched for Atria books, a division of Simon and Schuster.  One cool feature of the site is an interactive McTern family tree Deena programmed based on the author’s reference notes.

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi

You may remember a while back we put up a site for the Random House series, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi. Recently, we added an interesting page to the site containing more information about the books. Why not visit it by clicking below?

Darkest Powers website

We just launched a new website for Kelley Armstrong to promote her trilogy. The Darkest Powers website is made to look like the internal ethernet of the Edison Group. Visit it by clicking below:

Left Hand of God website

Recently for the Penguin Group USA, we launched a website to promote The Left Hand of God, the new novel by Paul Hoffman. You can visit that site by clicking here:

Left Hand of God

Greetings from BookExpo

We’re here in New York City, having a great time at BookExpo America. We’ve met a number of our clients face-to-face, and have seen a few of our creations in action. Here are some pictures!

Kathy Lee Gifford signs her children's book at the Perseus booth on Wednesday. The Constellation logo Deena designed can be seen in the upper left of the picture.

owen1
Back at the hotel, Owen took time out for a snack.

Constellation
Again at the Perseus booth. The Constellation logo Deena designed is at the upper left, and the website she designed is on the monitor.

The Passage
Deena did not design this enormous banner for THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, but she did design the website! Random House had a ton of advertising for this book all week, right down to the badge inserts worn by the 200,000 convention goers.
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Simon & Schuster displayed this book, BOSS BABY. Owen liked it.

The Curse Workers website

This week for Simon & Schuster we launched a new website to promote The Curse Workers, a new book series by Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. You can visit that site by clicking below:

Curse Workers

Find Subject Zero, Anna Quindlen websites

This week for the Random House Publishing Group we launched a new website for author Anna Quindlen.  You can visit that site by clicking below:

Also, some guy named Paul asked us to design a site for him.  We don’t know who he is, and he seems a little strange.  But the site sure is fascinating:

Nekropolis website launched

For author Tim Waggoner, we just launched a website to promote his new novel, Nekropolis.  This site also features a book trailer that Deena Warner created, with voiceover by Matthew Warner.  You can visit it by clicking below:

Nekropolis

Coming Soon

Often, clients ask us to design placeholder webpages for forthcoming websites while we develop the full websites.  Recently, we posted three such pages that we’re proud of:

Please visit these sites by clicking the links above!

Deena Mentioned in Douglas Clegg Interview

Bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg recently gave a shout-out to Deena Warner in an interview you can read at theDF_underground. Within a discussion about self-promotion, he said;

I don’t do my own website. DeenaWarnerDesign.com does. Deena and her crew have created what I think is a world-class author site at www.DouglasClegg.com. I had very little to do with it other than to love it.

You can read the rest of his interview at this link.

And while you’re at it, please check out the new splash page we did for his website concerning his new novel, Neverland.  The splash page clicks through to the main author website, which we launched last summer. You can find all that by clicking below:

Deb Caletti website launched

Today for publisher Simon and Schuster, we launched a redesigned website for Deb Caletti, author of such titles as The Six Rules of Maybe and The Secret Life of Prince Charming.  You can visit that site by clicking below:

Website launched for Good Night, Sleep Tight

We just launched a new website for the Perseus Books Group. This one is for the latest edition The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West. It’s a great book for parents of young children who are learning good sleep habits. (We refer to it often!) You can visit that site by clicking below:

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Master Your Debt, Brandon Mull sites launched

Greetings! We have two new websites to tell you about. For author Jordan Goodman, we launched a site to promote his new book, Master Your Debt. You can visit that site by clicking here:

Master Your Debt

And for Simon & Schuster, we launched a new author site for Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven series. Visit that site by clicking here:

Master Your Debt

Michael Palmer, Defining Conservatism, Watchlist sites launched

We recently launched three new websites. The first is for author Michael Palmer, author of the new thriller The Last Surgeon. You can visit that site by clicking here:

The next two sites are to promote new books for the Perseus Books Group: Jonathan Krohn’s Defining Conservatism and Jeffrey Deaver’s Watchlist.  You can visit those sites by clicking below:

Undateable website launched

Happy New Year!  We have one new website to tell you about.  For our client Random House, we recently launched a site to promote Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle’s new book, Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex. You can visit it by clicking here:

Undateable

A Matter of Class website launched

One more new website to announce before the year is out:

For our client Perseus Books Group, we recently launched a website to promote Mary Balogh’s new novel, A Matter of Class.  You can visit that site by clicking here:

Wealth Watchers, Michael Thomas Ford sites launched

Happy (almost) New Year! We recently launched two new websites.

For Michael Thomas Ford, author of the new vampire/Jane Austen mashup novel titled Jane Bites Back, we launched a new author website, which you can visit by clicking here:

And for Wealth Watchers International, we launched a new corporate website, which you can visit by clicking here:

On the Fifth Day of Christmas . . .

Happy holidays!  We’ve been busy here in Deena’s workshop, creating lots of things for our clients.

For instance, we recently designed five . . . golden rings!  No, no, I mean, five book covers, which you can view in our book covers archive.  They were for Tasmaniac Publications, Thunderstorm Books, Earthling Publications, and Dark Scribe Press.

On our print ads & flyers archive, you can see thumbnails of advertisements we designed for the American Heart Association and Thunderstorm Books.  If you scroll down, you’ll also see a flyer we designed to promote a local theatrical production, My Name is Rachel Corrie.

On our e-cards archive, you’ll find pictures of e-cards that we recently designed for the American Heart Association and Random House Publishing Group.

And finally, on our websites archive, you’ll find a thumbnail of a corporate website we recently designed for the Perseus Books Group Academic division.

We hope your holidays are filled with lots of happiness and presents!

New Stuff

Happy holidays!  We’ve been busy here designing new stuff.  First, for the Perseus Books Group, we launched a site for the new Quantico novel by Greg Bear titled Mariposa.  You can visit that site by clicking here:

And for the Random House Publishing Group, we designed a new e-newsletter for author Elizabeth Berg.  You can see a thumbnail of this and other newsletters we done on our E-cards & E-newsletters page.

The Christmas Clock site

Today we launched another book website for the Perseus Books Group.  This one is for The Christmas Clock, a novel by Kat Martin.  You can visit that site by clicking the thumbnail below:

Catalytic Diplomacy, Once in a Blue Moon websites

This week, we launched two more websites.  The first was an unusual type of site for us to do.  It’s for author Jeremy Stone, son of noted journalist I. F. Stone and past president of the Federation of American Scientists.  It primarily features the text of his e-book, Catalytic Diplomacy: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, concerning his unofficial diplomatic junkets across the world to tackle such problems as nuclear proliferation.  For this site, we completely built a custom content management system to allow the author to edit the text and to manage the book’s hundreds of images, endnotes, and appendices.  Early next year, Deena Warner Design will design a print edition of the book.  You can visit the site and read about Mr. Stone’s extraordinary adventures by clicking here:

We also launched a new site for the Perseus Books Group to promote Eileen Goudge’s new novel, Once in a Blue Moon.  You can visit that site by clicking here:

13 1/2, Crush, 29 Gifts

We’ve just launched three more websites for the Perseus Books Group.  The first is for 13 1/2, a novel by Nevada Barr, which you can visit by clicking here:

The second is for Crush, a novel by Alan Jacobson:

And the third is for 29 Gifts, a memoir by Cami Walker:

Please take a few moments to visit these new websites.

The Michael Jackson Tapes

Today for the Perseus Books Group we launched a website for The Michael Jackson Tapes by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.  The site contains never-before-heard recordings of the late pop singer baring his soul to his spiritual advisor.  You can visit the site by clicking here:

Republican Gomorrah, Doodles

We recently launched two more websites for the Perseus Books Group.  The first is for Max Blumenthal’s new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, and you can visit it by clicking here:

The next is for My Doodle Masterpiece! to promote the series of popular art books by Nikalas Catlow.  You can visit it by clicking here:

Be sure to make your own emailable Doodles with the online widgets, programmed by ABMarketWorks.

Isis, Peckinpah

This week, we launched a new website for the Perseus Books Group to promote Isis, a supernatural tale by Douglas Clegg.  You can visit that site by clicking here:

And last week, we designed this web banner to promote D. Harlan Wilson’s new novel, Peckinpah:

More news to come!

Busy August

This week, we launched two very different author websites.  The first is for author Alison Hart, author of several young adult novels that often have a pastoral theme.  Click on this thumbnail to take a look:

The next is for Douglas Clegg, author of many horror and suspense novels.  His website includes features such as a rotating carousel of books.  Click here to see it:

Keeping in the horror theme, we recently designed this cover for Tasmaniac Publications (using someone else’s spooky artwork):

And, finally, we designed this year’s installment of the Leblanc Literacy Challenge, an online game:

On a personal note, Deena and Matt are celebrating the recent birth of their first child, Owen.  Deena has been on maternity leave this month and storing up on sleep for a return to work next week.

Ivy Pochoda website launched

Last week, we launched a new website for author Ivy Pochoda.  Her novel, forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press, is The Art of Disappearing.  You can visit this website by clicking on the thumbnail below:

The Twelve, Whiskey Gulf websites

We recently launched two new book websites for the Perseus Books Group.  The first is for The Twelve by William Gladstone, a thriller about an ancient Mayan doomsday prophecy.  The second is for Whiskey Gulf by Clive Ford, a thriller about high seas intrigue.  You can visit these sites by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Star Wars, Steampunk, and Assorted Goodies

In time for this week’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego, we’ve launched two huge websites.  The first, for the Random House Publishing Group, announces the publication of Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber — a novel that combines two of our loves, horror and Star Wars, all in one book.  You can visit the site by clicking the thumbnail below:

We also designed a Star Wars-themed e-newsletter for Random House, plus an e-newsletter for Random House author Terry Brooks, both of which you can you view on our E-cards & E-newsletters page.

The second huge site we launched was for Simon & Schuster and its author Scott Westerfeld.  Westerfeld is the author of a new steampunk book series called Leviathan.  Deena had a lot of fun creating the animation for the homepage, which shows gears and steam combining to form the author’s name.  You can visit that site by clicking ths thumbnail:

Other recent websites include Hope for Kai, a charity site for a young boy who needs donations for a bone marrow transplant (so make sure you visit the site!), and a site for The Cluetrain Manifesto book from the Perseus Books Group.

Lastly, visit our Interactive Movies and Games page for a special treat.  To promote author Tim Waggoner’s new novel Nekropolis, Deena created a special book video with a voiceover by Matt.

Amelia Rules! website

We recently posted a new website for publisher Simon & Schuster.  Amelia Rules! chronicles the adventures of Amelia Louise McBride, a “4th grade spitfire,” as told in this series of popular graphic novels by Jimmy Gownley.  The site is fully content-managed by the client and has numerous features such as a daily comic strip.  You can visit it by clicking the thumbnail image below:

Lotsa New Stuff, redux

We’ve recently launched a ton of new websites:

  • for the Perseus Books Group, sites promoting new books — Silence by Thomas Perry, The Shimmer by David Morrell, Unscientific America by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum — and a new corporate website for the Perseus Speakers Bureau
  • new sites for authors Rachel Lehmann-Haupt and David Liss
  • a redesign of the City Access New York organizational website

We also designed a web banner for D. Harlan Wilson’s new non-fiction book, Technologized Desire, from Guide Dog Books.

Please click on the links above to explore these new items.  Happy summer!

Diamondhead, The Compass websites

We recently launched two more websites for the Perseus Books Group: one for Diamondhead, the new suspense novel by Patrick Robinson, and one for The Compass, an inspirational novel by Tammy Kling and John Spencer Ellis.  You can visit those websites by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Hypericon, and lotsa new stuff

The above picture of Deena is from last weekend’s Hypericon convention in Nashville, TN, where we spent an enjoyable few days catching up with clients and selling Deena’s artwork.  Deena is seen here beside her display at the art show, showing some of her fine art.  (A portfolio of her work is here.) If you look closely, you can see her “baby bump.”  The big day is only a couple months away!

While there, Deena took place in a “watch the artist work” exhibition event where guest artists painted a piece to be auctioned off for charity.  Deena painted the below piece, “Jarod’s Bane,” in honor of our artist friend Jarod Kearney.

Deena and our freelancers have been quite busy lately.  You can view their latest projects within the galleries on this website:

  • On the websites page, you can see websites for the new books In Her Own Sweet Time from the Perseus Books Group and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from the Random House Publishing Group.
  • On the online graphics page are new web banners for the American Heart Association and Perseus Books Group.
  • On the e-cards and e-newsletters page are thumbnails of newsletters, e-cards, and promotional emails we designed for the Random House Publishing Group and Perseus Books Group.
  • On the book covers page is a cover design that Deena did for Cruel Summer from Tamaniac Publications.
  • On the ads and flyers page are new flyers and bookmarks for the Anne Frank Center and authors Tim Waggoner and Tim Lebbon.
  • And on the other graphics page are new covers for Jazz Improv NY magazine and the Anne Frank Center annual report, postcards for the Anne Frank Center, and a picture of an outdoor billboard at the Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Please take a few minutes to browse these new projects, and in the meantime, happy (almost) summer!

Enter Cathy’s Skinny Bastard Potato Peel Contest

Well, okay, there’s no such thing as the Cathy’s Skinny Bastard Potato Peel Contest.  But if you were to combine the three contest pages we just designed into one big contest, then that’s what it would be called.

Maybe.  Sort of.

Okay, not really.  But it got your attention.  (Ahem.)

Behind contest door #1 is the  What’s Good for the Bitch is Good for the Bastard contest from the Perseus Books Group, which you can enter at this link. This contest promotes the new Skinny Bastard diet/lifestyle book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.

Behind door #2 is the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society contest from Random House Publishing, which you can enter at this link.  It’s to promote the new historical fiction novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

And lastly, behind door #3 is the Cathy’s Ring contest from the Perseus Books Group, which you can enter at this link.  This one promotes the Cathy’s Book, Cathy’s Ring, and Cathy’s Key novels by Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman, and Cathy Brigg.

Enjoy, and good luck!

Graphic Design for BOOK: The Sequel

This week, the Perseus Book Group launched the BOOK: The Sequel website to solicit your “first sentence” of a sequel to any famous book.  Perseus will edit and print a collection of these submissions during the Book Expo America to promote their services.  Book royalties benefit the National Book Foundation.

We did some graphic design for the site, including a banner that you can view at this link.

Donald Trump, Worst Nightmares sites launched

W recently launched two more book websites for the Perseus Books Group.  The first is to promote Donald Trump’s new collection of inspirational essays, Think Like a Champion.  The second is for Shane Briant’s suspense novel, Worst Nightmares.  You can visit those sites by clicking on the thumbnails below:

New team member Courtney Ledbetter

Today we’re proud to welcome another print designer into our company.  Courtney Ledbetter has worked in the printing and advertising industries for over 20 years and is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of print design.  Please take a few minutes to read more about Courtney by clicking on her picture below:

Deena Warner on Long List for British Fantasy Award for Best Artist

Deena Warner is in the running for a 2008 British Fantasy Award for Best Artist.  The British Fantasy Society’s “long list” ballot for the award lists Deena’s collectible Halloween cards in one of the 18 nominee slots.  You can view the ballot here.  Winners will be announced at British Fantasy Awards at FantasyCon in September.

You can view the artwork Deena used in the Halloween card at her newly redesigned artist website by clicking on the thumbnail below.  Congratulations, Deena!

The Diary

This week, we launched a new website for the Perseus Books Group to promote The Diary by Eileen Goudge.  You can visit it by clicking the thumbnail below:

This site also features a number of e-cards that we programmed. Please check them out, and send a nice message to your mom.

Dwelling Place, Life is Like a Sailboat, Plea of Insanity

This past week, we launched three new websites.  For the Perseus Books Group, we did sites for books Life is Like a Sailboat by John Grogan and Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman.  You can view the sites by clicking on these thumbnails:

And for The Dwelling Place church in Indianapolis, IN, we redesigned their website, bringing together all their blogs, calendars, podcasts, and photos under one virtual roof.   You can visit that site by clicking here: