All You Need is Rhythm and Grit

All You Need is Rhythm and Grit

by Cory Wharton-Malcolm
Souvenir Press / Profile Books
Paperback (royal octavo), 272pp.

Apple-Nike fitness guru Cory Wharton-Malcolm‘s debut running book is a motivating read that encourages anyone and everyone to get moving. Part memoir and part how-to, the book is printed in delicious two-colour Pantone and full of lovely illustrations pulled from lively layered scenes by Alice Mollon.

Editor Cindy Chan
Page Design Heather Ryerson
Illustration Alice Mollon
Cover Design Sinem Erkas

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This Is Not A Science Fiction Textbook

This Is Not A Science Fiction Textbook

edited by Mark Bould & Steven Shaviro
Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press
Paperback, 168pp.

This Is Not A Science Fiction Textbook brings together leading sf scholars, including some of the most exciting new critical voices, to introduce the genre for the general reader. A vital bridge between technoscience and culture, it is an early warning system, a method for imagining differently, and a way of experiencing our increasingly science-fictional world. It is the vernacular of the 21st century.

Internal images coming soon — publishing 6 Feb 2024.

I was brought on board to clean up and standardise initial designs, tailoring what had been created to what the authors had provided. The series style developed under my art direction: a little-bit-punk with a rough-and-ready, old school, photo-copied aesthetic — that still maintained a clear and accessible hierarchy of information.

AD / Page Design Heather Ryerson
Cover DesignCrxss Design

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Finance Aesthetics

Finance Aesthetics

A Critical Glossary

Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press
Paperback, 248pp.

Goldsmith Press’s PERC series seeks to refresh political economy, in the original sense of the term, as a pluralist and critical approach to the study of capitalism. In doing so it challenges the sense of economics as a discipline, separate from the other social sciences, aiming instead to combine economic knowledge with various other disciplinary approaches.

The cover design connects the volatility of economic systems with the social unrest that leads to street riots and broken shop windows.

Cover design Heather Ryerson
Publishing Consultant Susan Kelly
Series Editor William Davies
Series PERC Papers
Editors Torsten Andreasen, Emma Sofie Brogaard, Mikkel Krause Frantzen, Nicholas Alan Huber, Frederik Tygstrup

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Building Solidarity Architectures

Building Solidarity Architectures

Collective Care in Times of Crisis

by Elisavet Hasa
Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press
Paperback, 248pp.

The Spatial Politics Series is an inventive interdisciplinary series of books examining spatial politics at various geographical and critical scales—from the domestic to the neighbourhood to the global.

The book cover uses imagery from makeshift pharmacies set-up on the ground for protesters during long-term demonstrations in Greece. The colour palette evokes the bright, contrasting hues of medical capsules.

Cover design Heather Ryerson
Publishing Consultant Susan Kelly
Series Spatial Politics

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A Physical Education

A Physical Education

by Jonathan Taylor
Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press
Paperback, 248pp.

Intermingling memoir with literary criticism, philosophy and sociology, A Physical Education is a highly original examination of the uses and abuses of power in the education system. It explores how bullying and discipline function, how they differ from each other, and how they all-too-often overlap.

The book cover uses the author’s own childhood imagery to suggest the fragmentation and pain that occurs when bullies target an individual.

Cover Design Heather Ryerson
Publishing Consultant Susan Kelly
Series Unidentified Fictional Objects

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Schrödinger’s Wife (and other possibilities)

Schrödinger's Wife (and other possibilities)

by  Pippa Goldschmidt
MIT Press / Goldsmiths Press
Paperback, 248pp.

The stories in Schrödinger’s Wife (and other possibilities) travel through laboratories, observatories, rockets, hotel rooms, hospitals, out to the Antarctic and into outer space, following the trails of women scientists, technicians, patients, doctors and spouses in their encounters with some of the most extraordinary aspects of modern science.

The book cover plays on the infamous scientist Schrödinger and his many-words interpretation of quantum mechanics. His wife, the undervalued protagonist of the title story, imagines her own alternative lives.

Cover illustration Heather Ryerson
Series design Kir
Series Gold SF

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The Headland

The Headland

by Abi Curtis
MIT Press / Goldsmiths Press
Paperback, 248 pp.

A dual narrative set in Dungeness in the aftermath of the great storm of 1987 and the not-far future. Dolores develops an intimate emotional relationship with a creature she finds washed up in a piece of driftwood. Decades later Morgan tries to unravel the mysteries of his mother’s past, but to do so he must come to terms with his own origins. The Headland challenges ideas about love and grief, parenthood and belonging, and the very fabric of time.

The book cover evokes a unique sense of place, the weight of grief, the strike of a sudden life-changing event and the bonds of parenthood.

Cover illustration Heather Ryerson
Series design Kir
Series Gold SF

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This Is Not A Feminism Textbook

This Is Not A Feminism Textbook

edited by Catherine Rottenberg
Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press
Paperback, 160pp & 27 illustrations.

Written by prominent feminist scholars from around the world, This Is Not A Feminism Textbook offers a clear, straightforward overview of key feminist debates and concerns ranging from motherhood, home, work and family to media, technology, and medicine. It is engaging and accessible, distilling the highest level of knowledge into fascinating but concise entries.

I was brought on board to clean up and standardise initial designs, tailoring what had been created to what the authors had provided. The series style developed under my art direction: a little-bit-punk with a rough-and-ready, old school, photo-copied aesthetic — that still maintained a clear and accessible hierarchy of information.

AD / Page Design Heather Ryerson
Cover Design Crxss Design

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The World-Ending Fire

The World-Ending Fire

Speculative Book Cover

A contemporary portrait of the American farmer, environmental activist and essayist Wendell Berry for a speculative cover of The World-Ending Fire, the essential collection of his most-read work.

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On the Origin of the Thesis

On the Origin of the Thesis

Speculative Book Cover

Inspired by a visit to the famed scientist’s home laboratory — his greenhouse in Downe, England — I created this portrait and book cover to explore the story behind Charles Darwin’s humble home tinkering and how it continues to influence our understanding of the natural world today.

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