Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Adventures in Book Design

After reading several blogs I have notice a need for blog about book design.
In particular Young Adult, Teen and Children's Book design. I will try and write about what I see as common trends good and bad as well as what makes a jacket successful. This is of course all just my opinion and if you feel like I might be leading you astray please by all means lets talk it out.

Let's see where this takes me.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

A must have! Jeff Kinney did an amazing job in this first installment. Jeff and I worked together fine tuning the design of the book. The main concern was to have it look as if it where a diary and some body possible Greg's brother defaced it with the text an picture of a wimpy kid. I think we pulled it off.

Tim Gunn Book Signing Today

Tim and Kate 4/24/07 11:25 PM

I strayed over to the adult side and Art Directed Tim Gunn and Kate Moloney's new book Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style.
The will be signing Today at

Location: Borders Books & Music - Columbus Circle
Street Adr: 10 Columbus Circle
Zip: 100019
Notes: Discussion & Signing
Sharing: Share w/ Everyone
Book Signing - New York City
Date/Time: Tuesday April 24, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Entry Type: Appointment

Monday, April 23, 2007

My Site is now ONLINE

Click to go to Chad W. Beckerman.com

Novels, Picture Books, Drawings, Photo-Illustrations and more!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Lighthouse Land Jacket take 2


Sometime it's okay to revisit a jacket to make it better.

What do you think?