Just arrived, some copies of the 10th Anniversary mass market paperback edition of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” for which I designed the title and chose and placed the type (mostly). This is the first of a series we are working on and has been released early because the upcoming TV show has created so much demand for the book that previous stocks are sold out. I’m thrilled to be working on the series with Neil and legendary illustrator/painter Robert McGinnis, who is 90 and still doing wonderful work.
I think at first glance the cover will give the hoped-for impression that this book was actually published during the 1960s-1970s, but there are two obvious clues it’s more recent: the spot varnish and emboss on the title, and the two-inch thickness of the book. There can’t have been many (if any) paperbacks of that era that were so thick! I’m looking forward to rereading this myself, as it’s Neil’s preferred text with about 12,000 more words than in my first edition hardcover.
Neil writes about the project HERE.