April 26, 2018
TDC Book Night! 2018
April 26, 2018: “TDC Book Night! 2018” with Lauren Panepinto, Ingsu Liu, and Grace Han
TDC Book Night April 26 was a sell-out. Chris Sergio hosted a panel with three of the world’s best book cover designers and art directors — Lauren Panepinto, Ingsu Liu, and Grace Han. It was an evening where the designers showed their work, told war stories, and gave a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most exciting cover work happening right now.
After 16 years designing and art directing book covers, Lauren Panepinto has worked in every publishing genre and collaborated with every style of artist. As the Creative Director of the Orbit Books division of Hachette Books for the past ten years, she has been trying to merge the worlds of genre and commercial publishing and figure out what SciFi/Fantasy publishing looks like in the present world of mainstream “geek” media.
Ingsu Liu is VP Executive Art Director at W. W. Norton and Company, and Grace Hea Eun Han currently works as an associate art director at Riverhead Books, an imprint at Penguin Random House.
The panel took place at the Theater at MAD (Museum of Art and Design) in New York City.