Peter Mendelsund

Graphic Designer / United States / Alfred A. Knopf Books, Pantheon Books, Vertical Press

Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, Art Director of Pantheon Books, Art Director of Vertical Press, and a recovering classical pianist. His designs for Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy were described by the Wall Street Journal as being “the most instantly recognizable and iconic book covers in contemporary fiction.” He is the author of the books Cover (powerHouse Books) and What We See When We Read (Vintage Books), both August 2014. His writing on literature, design, and other matters can be found on his blog:

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