Art of McSweeney’s

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McSweeney’s is an award-winning American publishing house, known for its innovative design and use of illustration and its belief in the book as a desirable objects. Founded by Dave Eggers, the author of books including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the novelisation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, McSweeney’s publishes books, a quarterly journal, a magazine (The Believer), DVDs and a website, all of which have evolved their own distinctive visual aesthetic.

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McSweeney’s is an award-winning American publishing house, known for its innovative design and use of illustration and its belief in the book as a desirable objects. Founded by Dave Eggers, the author of books including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the novelisation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, McSweeney’s publishes books, a quarterly journal, a magazine (The Believer), DVDs and a website, all of which have evolved their own distinctive visual aesthetic.

In celebration of their 11th (or 12th) anniversary, this book showcases the extraordinary visual appeal of productions across the range of their activities. Hundreds of images – from napkin sketches to final objects – give insights into the creative process, and interviews with participating designers, artists and illustrators explore the incidental, accidental and even deliberate ways McSweeney’s has transformed the experience of reading.

Contributors include Michael Chabon, Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Charles, Burn, Nicholas Hornby, Joyce Carol Oates, Jordan Crane, and many more.

“Fascinating… It’ll make you fall in love with books all over again” – The Shortlist

“A kaleidoscopic tour of [McSweeney’s] finest art work. The book stays true to their psychedelic visuals; consuming the reader with stunning incarnations of contributions by Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon and Art Spiegelman amongst others…The book is brimming with illustrations and photographs and the dust-jacket that folds out into a full-size poster is a nice touch too.” – Book of the Week, Dazed and Confused

“[McSweeney’s] covers and images – from napkin sketches to final objects – are the equivalent of a collector’s item. Now you can have them all with Art of McSweeney’s” – The Love Magazine

“This is a celebration of a publishing house who value quality. Recommended.” – Magculture

McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a San Francisco-based literary journal edited by Dave Eggers, and has since grown into a celebrated independent publishing company. Its publications have won awards from AIGA and Print and have appeared in exhibits at the Smithsonian and the Pasadena Museum.

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ISBN

9781854379504