When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them. She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel Girl With a Pearl Earring.
Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover — he creates covers that embody the books. Kidd's book covers are visual haikus that instantly convey the heart of the story inside. In his TEDTalk, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.