Paul Dry Books

Art direction:
Dermot Mac Cormack

Dermot Mac Cormack
Patricia McElroy

Dermot Mac Cormack
Anthony DeLuca


In contrast to designing both the cover and interior, we also get to design just the covers and I like the change of pace of designing these covers, although, in truth, covers can sometimes take many iterations before the final design goes to press. However, similar to designing a poster, in many instances, the cover must try and condense a lot of meaning and substance into a single image. In today’s publishing world, covers must also function immediately and initiate a response on social media platforms like Instagram, where more and more audiences are discovering books. The paperback publications shown here are “Style, and Anti-Textbook”, “Right off the Bat!”, “The Writer Who Stayed” and “The Selected Poetry of Gabriel Zaid”. 

Publication Design

Cover Design