A Collection of Seth’s Book Design Work


This week, we had a first look at the cover of the newest Lemony Snicket book, Who Could That Be at This Hour? , the first in a highly anticipated new series entitled All the Wrong Questions. It’s cleverly illustrated by famed Canadian cartoonist Seth, who has penned a few comic series and graphic novels of his own, but keeps a healthy side career in book design. We think Seth and Lemony Snicket are a perfect match, and not just because they both have about the silliest pen names we can think of — they both have a kind of lighthearted darkness about them, a thematic one-eyebrow raised at all times. We’re excited to see the rest of the series, all to be designed (and illustrated!) by Seth, so to tide ourselves over, we’ve pulled together a mini collection of Seth’s book design work (on other people’s books, of course). Click through to check out his work, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Who Could That Be at This Hour? , Lemony Snicket

The Portable Dorothy Parker, ed. Marion Meade

The Complete Peanuts , Charles M. Schulz, book and box set design

Finding the Words , an anthology for PEN Canada, ed. Jared Bland

Secrets From the Vinyl Cafe , Stuart McLean

The Collected Doug Wright

Classic Cocktails: A Modern Shake , Mark Kingwell

Bannock, Beans and Black Tea: Memories of a Prince Edward Island Childhood in the Great Depression , John Gallant (Seth’s father!)

Nancy, Vol. 1. From the John Stanley Collection

Tubby, Vol. 1. From the John Stanley Collection