The Little Friend book
The Little Friend book
The Little Friend book
The Little Friend book

The Little Friend book

Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, New York, New York, 2002

Description

The two biggest challenges with this were: 1) the pressure of tremendous critical and commercial expectations because it was the long-awaited follow-up novel to The Secret History; and 2) the title, which sounds like the long-awaited follow-up to The Pokey Little Puppy. Many thanks to Gloria Vanderbilt for lending me the antique, worried-looking baby mannequin head, which I spied in her atelier one afternoon and wept with relief. Photographer Geoff Spear worked his usual magic on it and voilĂ ! This was one of those rare dream jobs that required no revisions from its initial presentation to a terrifying gauntlet of editorial and marketing tribes.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
Art director
Chip Kidd
Designer
Chip Kidd
Photographer
Geoff Spear
Production director
Andy Hughes
Pages
557
Quantity printed
200,000
Typefaces
Century Schoolbook, Rotis Semi-Serif
Printer
Coral Graphics
Paper
Pinky
Binding method
Sewn
Jacket designer
Chip Kidd
Jacket printer
Coral Graphics
Author
Donna Tartt
Editor
Gary Fisketjon
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
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