Offset is Ireland’s most consistently interesting explosion of design, illustration, photography and the sort of fashionable eyewear that would get its owner beaten to a pulp in any other context. They’ve got an incredible line-up as usual, spoiled only slightly by the recent addition of me.
I’ll be moderating a panel on book cover design in Ireland and elsewhere with smart people Conor & David, Niall McCormack and Max Phillips. It’s on Friday on Le Cool’s Yellow Stage (schedule) and you should come along and heckle.
The image at the top is a detail from the cover of The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus, designed by Peter Mendelsund. He gives some insight into the design process here.