Erik Rieselbach is the Art Director & Production Manager of New Directions as of 2008. Rieselbach has been designing covers for ND for over a decade and is typography aficionado.
New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914 - 1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. "I asked Ezra Pound for 'career advice,'" James Laughlin recalled. "He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do 'something' useful."