Peter Mendelsund has worked as a dishwasher, a bookseller, a butler, a classical pianist, chicken farmer, teacher, cover designer, house painter, commercial composer, branding consultant, & writer. He is the author of four books: What We See When We Read, (“Welcome and fascinating”—Tim Parks, The New York Review of BooksCover (“Cover pushes us to reconsider what we think we know about the graphic representation of words and ideas.”—The New Republic) The Look of the Book, a forthcoming non-fiction work (Crown/TenSpeed, Fall '19)—as well as Same Same, a novel (Vintage/Anchor, Winter '18). He is the former Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf, and is currently heading-up a redesign of The Atlantic magazine while completing his second novel: The Delivery. Mendelsund has been described by the New York Times as “one of the top designers at work today,” and his design work has been described by The Wall Street Journal as “the most instantly recognizable and iconic in contemporary fiction.”

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