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Cover Craft: An Interview with Paul Buckley of Penguin Books

January 18, 2013

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Penguin/Photo by Erika Larsen/Redux Pictures

The cover of Imperial by William T. Vollmann was designed by Paul Buckley and features a photograph by Erika Larsen. To see more recent book covers by Buckley and his team, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

As the executive creative director for the U.S. branch of Penguin Books, Paul Buckley oversees a department that includes six art directors, three associate art directors, seven designers and four administrators. They work on the cover designs for roughly 800 books a year produced by 12 diverse imprints. Buckley, whose designs can be found at, has worked at Penguin...

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