TDC Tonight : The Title Might Change : Book Night with Christopher King, Emily Mahon & Jason Booher (AAS GD Faculty & Alumni)

Thursday, March 12th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York



The-Art-of-Lying-Down-209x300 _Christopher King

Christopher King will describe how to run an entire art department when you’re its only member, along with other lessons learned so far from a life in publishing—both in-house and outhouse. He is a graphic designer and illustrator. Formerly the art director of Melville House, he now operates an independent studio at the Pencil Factory in Brooklyn.




A Philadelphia native, Emily Mahon studied Graphic Design and Spanish at Penn State before making her way to New York. She became an Art Director at Doubleday in 2006. Emily will talk about her process, collaborations, current publishing trends, and inspiration for her recent work.





Jason Booher will reveal the secrets of his design, his failures, his love, and why he left the best design job in publishing. Jason has been designing book covers for 8 years, mostly at Knopf. He is now the art director of Blue Rider Press. He also teaches at Parsons School for Design.

Editor: Katarzyna Gruda


Published | Tory Burch In Color | Designed by our Faculty & Alumna | Emily Wardwell

We are pleased to present a new book designed by our faculty member,
Emily Wardwell. After graduating from Parsons Emily started her design career as an editorial designer with the redesign of TeenVogue, In 2005 she became  the Art Director responsible for the full redesign of the Almay brand staged by Revlon. Once the launch was set in motion, Emily moved on to become the art director of Delia*s tween fashion catalog. She returned to Condé Nast in 2006 to design for Vogue in the editorial art department focusing on special projects such as Vogue Living, Fashion Rocks and a series of coffee table books published between 2007 and 2009 including; Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People [Knopf, 2007], The World in Vogue: People, Places Parties [Knopf, 2009] and Extreme Beauty in Vogue [Skira, 2009]. In 2008, when Glamour magazine came under new design direction she was responsible for the redesign of the beauty section among other elements.


Over the past four years Emily has been running the 40/4 Design Studio, which she founded. The boutique design studio specializes in fashion, lifestyle and beauty branding along with the design of publications for both large and small publishing houses. Projects have included Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour [Rizzoli, 2010], It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman [Rizzoli, 2013] for Charles Churchward and most recently, Tory Burch In Color [Abrams, 2014] for Tory Burch.








Editor & Photographer: Katarzyna Gruda