Jon Gray, London-based book cover designer © Bettina Ausserhofer (Monotype)

Jon Gray on Book Cover Cuisine and the “Safran-Foer-Thing”

If you read books chances are you have already held in your hands some of Jon Gray’s work. As gray318 he designs book covers and according to Steven Heller, Gray started the revival of hand-lettering with his 2002 cover for Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Everything is Illuminated”. In his talk at TYPO Berlin he compares book cover design to cooking to explain the raw materials and recipes of his work.