Lauren Panepinto, by Venn Diagram

" of the finest purveyors of cover art in the business—Orbit Books. Led by art director Lauren Panepinto, Orbit has pioneered new and bold approaches to science fiction and fantasy art. Using photography, graphic design, and unique illustrators, Orbit has something few publishers can claim, an artistic voice."

—Justin Landon, "Duck and Covers: The Art of Orbit Books",

"Pretty sure the cover designers at Orbit Books were created in a lab They're that good."

—Rob Boffard, author

Selected Articles + Interviews

Duck and Covers: the Art of Orbit Books

by Justin Landon for

Studio Profile: Orbit Books

by ImagineFX Magazine

Dream Covers Show Review

by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Women Destroy Fantasy! Roundtable

by Galen Dara for Lightspeed Magazine

Selected Podcasts

Reading Glasses

by Mallory O'Meara + Brea Grant

Guest, Cover Design Episode 26

Your dreams my nightmares

Interview by Sam Weber

Episode 54

one fantastic week

by Peter Mohrbacher + Sam Flegal



with Peter + Sam


women in fantasy

Episode 82 with Karla Ortiz + Zoë Robinson


women in fantasy Round 2

Episode 175 with Nen Chang, Kelly McKernan, and Marty LeGrow


Drawn + Drafted

Episode 55 with Marc Scheff

sidebar nation

by Dwight, Swain, + Adrian Hunt

Episode 335, on Empathy

Functional Nerds

by John Anealio + Patrick Hester

Episode 259

"Orbit's artists/designers deserve a raise; they consistently have some of the prettiest and most eye-catching SF/F covers. I've bought several of their books before just from being attracted by the cover."

—Random Dude on Reddit

Awards and Publications


Print regional design annual

Spectrum Fantastic Art

Type Directors Club bronze medal

New york Book Show best of show

imagine fx magazine

Society of Illustrators Annual

society of illustrators student

art director's club of denver

muddy colors rising stars

infected by art

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