I much enjoyed the Publishing & Design supplement (DW 7 February), but was disappointed at the invisibility of illustrated book design. Publishing design seems almost exclusively viewed as meaning paperbacks, art books, newspapers and magazines.
Here at Dorling Kindersley we employ some 120 designers to create the content of visually-led illustrated reference books. Our designers are involved in the conceptualisation of the content and how it will be presented across a whole range of subject areas.
Perhaps future supplements could look a little further into publishing’s less-publicised but still design-intensive areas.
Bryn Wall, Art director, Dorling Kindersley, London WC2