Coffee Table Books

Are you looking to produce a coffee table book so visually captivating it can double as a piece of art? If so, our designers can help. At Mayfly, our coffee table book design services involve collaborating closely with you to bring your vision to life in an exquisite way. By combining our passion for art with our expertise in book design, we will help transform your story into a striking, one-of-a-kind art or coffee table book that invites readers to pause and enjoy leisurely at their own pace. And something you’ll be proud to display and share.

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Our Art and Coffee Table Book Design Services

Whether you’re looking to showcase your artistic talent, commemorate a special event, or share a unique piece of the world in a beautiful way—we will help you create an art or coffee table book that is sure to impress. Your dedicated team will consist of an experienced coffee table book designer and an attentive project manager to ensure your entire experience is seamless throughout the design, production, and publishing process.

We cater to authors looking for:

  • A stunning, one-of-a-kind art or coffee table book
  • Personalized customer service
  • Guidance on the production & publication process
  • A designer skilled in coffee table and art book layout design

At Mayfly, we value quality, professionalism, collaboration, and customer service that is grounded in building personal connections.

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Book cover design for

Beyond Boomerang: A Celebration of 110 Years of Formica Patterns
Published by Formica Corporation
152 pages; 8.5 x 10″; Hardback case cover

Working with Mayfly was collaborative and creative! Responses are timely + I’d recommend the team for anyone considering a book design firm.

—Meghan Howell, Formica Corporation, Beyond Boomerang


What Sets Us Apart

Expertise in Coffee Table Book Design

To successfully create an art or coffee table book, a designer must not only have an artistic eye, but extensive experience in book design—and even more specifically—experience designing visually-rich coffee table books. And that is exactly what we do here at Mayfly.

A Streamlined and Transparent Design Process

We want your experience working with us to be seamless—from our very first phone call all the way through the production and publishing phases. And we achieve that through clear communication that starts with a well-defined process.

Our process involves:

  • An up-front schedule and timeline of deliverables
  • Multiple design concepts for your review
  • Hand-retouched photos and images
  • Regular status calls throughout your project

A Responsive Team with a Collaborative Approach

We love collaborating with authors! At the kick-off of your project, you will be assigned a team specifically committed to the success of your project. You will have a dedicated line of communication with this team throughout the entire process to answer any of your questions along the way. We pull out all the stops for these premium book design projects and look forward to hearing how we can help bring your story to life.

Publishing and Editorial Assistance

At Mayfly we draw on nearly two decades of experience designing books and our extensive knowledge of the publishing and printing process to assist you through the production, design, and publishing phases. We ensure every step is done with precision and delivered to the printer according to the highest-quality standards. One of the great parts about working with us is that we can help guide you through the entire process.

SVP has completed 28 books in 12 years. Bravo Zulu was our first coffee table book, jam packed with full color photos of WWI and WWII warbird aircraft, 200 lush pages. We’ve done other traditional books with them before, but this was a whole nother thing.

Mayfly took our photographs and our 50,000 words and created a masterpiece. The cherry on top is dust jacket using the photo of the author flying the Red Baron’s 1917 Fokker DR-1, leather helmet, goggles, and white scarf flying above the clouds. This project was fun but seriously challenging. The Mayfly team rolled with the many punches, false starts and speed bumps, and got us across the finish line on time. They’re a pleasure to work with, and they know how to do this stuff right! We will be back.

—Joseph DiNucci, Silicon Valley Press, Bravo Zulu

Ryan and Julie at Mayfly were exceptional partners for our photography book project from start to finish! Their professionalism and creative expertise stood out from the crowd in their proposal to partner with us and they walked our team through every step of the process of creating a unique, elegant, and deeply powerful piece. Ryan’s eye for high-quality cover and page design is second to none and Julie’s knack for complex project management played a key role in the delivery of a final photography book that my entire team and our clients will be extremely proud of for years to come. Mayfly is the perfect partner to bring your storytelling project to life!

—Keanu Gaite, Meridian International, A Global Moment in Time

Contact Us for Coffee Table Book Layout Design Services

For more information about the coffee table book design services we offer at Mayfly, call today at 612.801.4533 or reach us by email at hello@mayflydesign.com. If you’re ready to get started, request a quote for our services. We look forward to hearing from you.