Peter Mendelsund
Design of Crime: One Man's Journey through a Graphic Life of Murder and Justice

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What does crime look like? How do we visually represent justice? From Dostoyevsky to P.D. James; from Justice Rehnquist to Stieg Larsson; from Franz Kafka to Guantanamo—a designer’s ten-year attempt to capture the changing face of criminality and the law.

Peter Mendelsund is a multiple award-winning art director and designer. He is the associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, as well as the art director of Pantheon Books, Schocken books, and Vertical Press. He has jacketed books for Nobel Prize winners, Supreme Court justices, Pulitzer Prize winners, Booker Prize winners, and innumerable best-selling authors. His designs for Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy are among the most widely recognizable book jackets in the United States and abroad.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. A valid photo ID is also required.

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 Event Details
Thursday, January 19, 2012
6:00–6:30 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A
6:30–8:00 p.m.

Vera Institute of Justice
Herb Sturz-Burke Marshall Conference Center
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279




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