On the National Book Festival blog, Anderson describes her creative process and her inspiration for her bold, colorful design: “Books can be a wonderful solitary experience, but they can also build community. I’ve never gotten up the nerve to join a book club, but I think that’s such a cool idea. My friend, Joe Newton, who worked on the poster with me, belongs to one in Brooklyn, and the thought of having a glass of wine and chatting about a book just seems like a perfect evening. And think of someone like David Sedaris whose readings are events. I want to be friends with him, and in some ways feel like I already am because of his books. The idea of a stack of books becoming a lighthearted house-o-books kind of designed itself.”
The National Book Festival, featuring an incredible line-up of writers, will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 3, with live and online components.