826 Review

Book Design

Recipient of the 2016 Design Award by Graphic Design USA

826NYC, a nonprofit organization founded by best-selling author Dave Eggers, supports New York City’s most underserved students, ages six to eighteen, with their creative and expository writing skills and is dedicated to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Its staff believes that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
The 826NYC Review No. 6, created in partnership with the NYCulture, is a collection of these students’ work.

The design concept, inspired by the students and the vibrancy of 826NYC’s Superhero Supply Company, is a psychedelic take on the old-school marble composition notebook, stickered with characters—like Marlin, the evil Rhino—taken from the students’ stories and poems.

826NYC Review, book design by Pettypiece & Co.
826NYC Review, tote bag design by Pettypiece & Co.
826NYC Review, book design by Pettypiece & Co.

“Suzanne went above and beyond, providing me with insights into how the work should flow. Her guidance was instrumental in bringing the volume together, and the final product was a book that not only appealed to the public, but also represented the population of student writers within. Suzanne was absolutely terrific to work with!”—Rebecca Darugar, director of education, 826NYC

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No. of pages: 188
Retail price: $15.00
Format: Trade paperback, matte cover
ISBN:978-1-934750-64-3
Purchase: Superhero Supply Co.


Art Direction
Cover Design
Interior Book Design & Layout

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