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The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: Giveaway!

Remember the book about Frida Kahlo that Lisa Congdon and I collaborated on the cover for? Well, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo was finally released for sale on Tuesday! Woo-hoo! I know this is a little bit goofy because I never do giveaways on my blog (I kind of feel like I’m masquerading as a “real blogger” right now), but I got an extra sample copy the other day and I figure giving it away is more fun than just sticking it on a shelf in my office.

I’m so happy with how the printed books turned out! No matter how many covers I’ve designed over the years, it never stops being exciting to see the finished product in three (tangible!) dimensions. I haven’t actually read the book yet because it hadn’t been translated into English yet when the project was given to me, but I’m looking forward to bringing it along with me to London next week for airplane reading.

From the book description:

When several notebooks were recently discovered among Frida Kahlo’s belongings at her home in Coyoacán, Mexico City, acclaimed Mexican novelist F. G. Haghenbeck was inspired to write this beautifully wrought fictional account of her life. Haghenbeck imagines that, after Frida nearly died when a streetcar’s iron handrail pierced her abdomen during a traffic accident, she received one of the notebooks as a gift from her lover Tina Modotti. Frida called the notebook “The Hierba Santa Book” (The Sacred Herbs Book) and filled it with memories, ideas, and recipes.

Haghenbeck takes readers on a magical ride through Frida’s passionate life: her long and tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, the development of her art, her complex personality, her hunger for experience, and her ardent feminism. This stunning narrative also details her remarkable relationships with Georgia O’Keeffe, Leon Trotsky, Nelson Rockefeller, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Henry Miller, and Salvador Dalí. Combining rich, luscious prose with recipes from “The Hierba Santa Book,” Haghenbeck tells the extraordinary story of a woman whose life was as stunning a creation as her art.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment here for one entry.
2. “Like” both Door Sixteen AND Lisa Congdon on Facebook for an extra entry. Make sure you let me know that you liked us both in the comments here so your entry counts. (It’s OK if you already liked us before, of course!)

This contest is now CLOSED. I’ll draw a winner at random when I return from London in a few days!

(Shipping is included for US residents. International entries are welcome, but the winner will be responsible for any shipping costs.)

Entries will be accepted until Friday, October 5th at 10PM EST. I’ll draw a winner at random and announce the winner when I return from London the following week!

And yeah, I totally stole those giveaway rules from Honey Kennedy, because Jen is a real blogger and she knows how to do these things the right way.

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  • Reply Elena September 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Anna, I would love to have that book. She was such an amazing artist!

  • Reply Tina Ramchandani September 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Would LOVE to win! Also liked both pages on facebook 🙂 Good luck to me!

  • Reply Adam September 28, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I would love a copy of this book! I also like both Lisa Congdon and Doorsixteen on FB! xoxo

  • Reply Amanda September 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

    YAY! I want this booook! I’ve already liked both pages – before, hehe. (:

  • Reply Marissa September 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Already “liked” you. New “like” Lisa is fab! Woo!

  • Reply Tracey W. September 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I already had you liked, but I liked her as well! The book sounds interesting. I’d love to have your job, I bet it’s a blast. 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte September 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Liked both FB’s and here’s hoping!!!!!!

  • Reply Michelle Hines September 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hi Anna, what a great cover you both designed! I adore Frida and would love to add this book to my library!

  • Reply Salty Lemons September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

    The cover is gorgeous, I love Frida! (I liked you both on fb).

  • Reply deborah September 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    book and bloggers.

  • Reply Molly September 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I would so love to get my grubby mitts on a copy of this lovely book! Two of my favorite things: this blog + Frida! I liked both of your pages on FB as well!

  • Reply Jennie September 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I would love this book! Frida+Anna+Lisa= trifecta of awesome. I’ve already liked you and Lisa on FB.

  • Reply Lígia September 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I already liked you on FB. Now I really do like her, as well. Gorgeous work, you both. Would be over the moon if I could get that!! 🙂 Cheers from Holland. *

  • Reply jacqueline | the hourglass files September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Oh how exciting! I’ve been meaning to read about Frida Kahlo, so I’d be super pumped if I won. Liked both of you on FB. Thanks!

  • Reply estyn September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful book!

  • Reply Debby September 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Frida + LIsa + Anna >> Debby! Congratulations on the new work and count me in as a new fan of Doorsixteen and an old fan of Lisa Congdon!

  • Reply Christi September 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I would love to win this lovely book!
    P.S. I liked both pages on facebook. : )

  • Reply Emily R September 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful book – and I LOVE Frida. I couldn’t think of a better giveaway!

  • Reply Emily Ry September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I’ve liked you both on facebook! I’m so thrilled we can all be interwebs friends.

  • Reply Richelle September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    What a treat to see a giveaway on your blog! Looking so forward to reading this book (whether I score it here or buy it). The cover is absolutely beautiful Anna & Lisa!

  • Reply Frank September 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Your cover is beautiful, I’m excited to read more about Frida Kahlo!

  • Reply Natalie / Half Asleep Studio September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful book about a wonderful artist! I would love to win this.

  • Reply Richelle September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    oh, forgot to mentioned that i have been liking both you and lisa already on fb…great way to keep up with you two talented ladies.

  • Reply Natalie / Half Asleep Studio September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    And I already like you both on Facebook. 🙂

  • Reply Bibiana Silveira September 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I liked both you guys on FB already. And the book will probably have a different cover when it comes out in Brazil, as most of the books with original covers by you. 🙁 Here’s hoping.

  • Reply Kylie McGowan September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

    It turned out fab! I like both of you on Facebook as well 🙂

  • Reply elle September 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

    awesome, anna! I’ve been so eager to get my hands on this since your first post (: I’d ‘like’d you already on fb but had no idea lisa also had a page! done and done (:

  • Reply Little Miss Sunshine State September 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I’m not entering the give-away because my 2 copies arrived 2 days ago. One is a gift for a good friend.

    The cover is really beautiful!

    • Anna @ D16 September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Oh, that’s so great! Have you started reading it yet? I’m forcing myself to wait for the plane ride!

  • Reply Emily September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This collaboration turned out so beautifully. I hope the writing is worthy of the beautiful cover!

  • Reply kristin September 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

    can’t wait to read this, her life is so interesting!

  • Reply Jennifer Nelson September 28, 2012 at 11:10 am


  • Reply Meghan September 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Also liked you both on Facebook. 🙂

  • Reply Laura September 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The book is absolutely beautiful, Anna. You and Lisa did an amazing job! Had to be awesome to work with an awesomely talented friend on a project like this. I’m not that familiar with Frida’s work, but I’d love to dive in and learn more about her with this book.

    Was already keeping tabs on D16 on FB, but just liked Lisa as well. 🙂 Have fun in London, exciting!

  • Reply Heather September 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This is a book I would totally judge by its cover! Both yours and Lisa’s facebook pages have been “Liked.” Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Reply Mandy September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I would love to read this! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply nikkki September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    ooh! I would love this! fabulous work!

  • Reply jenna September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    you two work beautifully together. i love historical fiction + i love frida kahlo, so this book is definitely on my to-read list. thanks!

  • Reply Elsa September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This is such a great give-away! Book looks amazing 🙂

  • Reply Meg September 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Fabulous job on the cover – captures Frida’s spirit perfectly! The AGO in Toronto is about to host an exhibition of Frida’s and Diego’s work – you should come!

    Plus … liked you and your talented collaborator on FB.

  • Reply mary September 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Thank you! Loved the earlier post about the stages of putting the cover together – great collaboration between you and Lisa!

  • Reply Jess September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I love the cover and I love Frida! And now I like you and Lisa on Facebook too!

  • Reply Amy September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    That’s a gorgeous book! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Reply Chris Dunham September 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Pick me, pick me!!!

  • Reply Alexa September 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh how cool! Finger super duper crossed for this wonderful book!

  • Reply Trondheim September 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Definitely looks like an interesting book. Never knew that Kahlo and Trotsky had some sort of relationship. The cover, of course, is excellent.

    I’ve liked both your page and Lisa’s. I’ve been following the D16 page on Facebook for a while (love the articles you post there!), but I didn’t know Lisa had one until now.

  • Reply Priscilla P September 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love a new read!

  • Reply Vanessa Jimenez September 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Just “liked” her fan page, and I already liked” your fan page on FB 🙂

    I so wanna read this book…And I love the artwork…

  • Reply Paule T.B. September 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hey!! I’d love to see and read this gorgeous book!!
    I’m already a liker of D16 on Facebook, but i’ll rush and like Lisa too! I do love her work, it is so refreshing! She truly works magic with neon colors, a thing that is really away from my alley as an illustrator! 😉

  • Reply emily -- a denver home companion September 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    what a fun giveaway! good job on the cover.

  • Reply emily -- a denver home companion September 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    liked Door Sixteen on Facebook!

  • Reply emily -- a denver home companion September 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    and liked Lisa Congdon on facebook, as well!

  • Reply Angela Melvin September 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I have earrings that are tiny pictures of Frida. Clearly I need to this book. 🙂 The cover is lovely. I already like D16 and Lisa on Facebook.

    • Angela Melvin September 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      oh, I don’t have my real name on Facebook. I have posted my real name here. You will have to take my word I like you both!

    • Anna @ D16 September 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Haha, your word is fine, that’s OK! 😀

  • Reply Jen S. September 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I love your work on the book cover! And I “liked” both you and Lisa on Facebook. Thank you!

  • Reply Jessica E. September 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to read this, sounds so interesting! And love the cover!

  • Reply Arielle Fluxahedra September 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Gorgeous collaboration, I can’t wait to read it! (I like both of you on FB) Congrats!

  • Reply M Sam September 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Frida is my favorite artist.
    Admire you work on the cover of the book!
    I’d love to win this book!

  • Reply Jamie September 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    LIke, like, like on FB for you two and anywhere else you need! Would love to have a copy of this book. It sounds like a Frida inspired version of Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate. Can’t wait to read it and the cover is beautiful. Congrats to you and Lisa.

    Best Regards,

  • Reply Elizabeth September 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful book! Nice work y’all.

  • Reply bliss September 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    me! me! me! pick me! please 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca G. September 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    As a lover of books and a lover of Frida Kahlo, I would love this!

  • Reply Tracey September 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I would love this book! I’m a big fan. Beautiful cover design as well. 🙂

  • Reply anika September 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hey! This cover design is so amazing, and I’d love to read the book. Thanks so much for the chance to win it! 🙂

    I liked both you and Lisa on Facebook!

  • Reply bliss September 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    oh, i did like you both on FB 🙂 my name is tami c.

  • Reply nikki September 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    i loved this book cover the moment you instagram’d it. can’t wait to read it (i’m a huge Frida fan) even if i don’t win.

    and i had no idea either of you had Facebook, but now i “like” both pages!

  • Reply Tracey September 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I already “liked” your page on facebook a while back, but I just liked Lisa Congdon’s page as well. Dang, her work is cool.

  • Reply kim kay September 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Oh, I really want this book! I’m going to Mexico City and Casa Azul next week! I also liked both facebook pages. Yippee! Pick me!

  • Reply Anna K. September 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Would be fantastic to win this book! I am Frida, Anna and Lisa fan! Liked both pages!

  • Reply Lauren N September 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I honestly just adore the illustrations and the play on colors!!!! I liked both facebook pages.

  • Reply jo September 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    i am endlessly fascinated by frida kahlo, i would love to read this book. you guys did such an amazing job on the cover! i liked both your facebook pages as well!

  • Reply Reidunn September 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I would love to own a book with a cover designed by you and Lisa. And I wouldn’t mind reading the Frida-story.
    I already like the both of you on Facebook.

  • Reply chris September 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm


  • Reply Burcu September 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to win this book! It would totally be worth shipping to Canada too 🙂

    I also liked you and Lisa on facebook 🙂

  • Reply Anna September 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I would love to read this book!

  • Reply Kelly September 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Beautiful cover, and the novel sounds just as gorgeous.

  • Reply Sadie September 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Looks gorgeous. Pick me! Pick me!

  • Reply Lawren S. September 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The book sounds very intriguing, and the cover is beautiful!

  • Reply Heather September 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Ooh, I’d love to win this gorgeous book about an amazing woman! Thanks for the fun offer!

  • Reply Adrienne September 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Love your designs, love Lisa’s illustrations, love your blog, and of course, love Frida!
    Hopefully, the book may come my way, but if not, it was good to let you know…

    PS, I am going to London, too late in October, and I will be helping my ex-husband design a book cover for his new book.

  • Reply Jamsby September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I’d be excited to win this beautiful book! My 2.5 year old was given a book called Frida for her 1st birthday that is beautiful….we both like looking at it. I could imagine sharing this one with her one day.

  • Reply Mig September 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I already liked Door Sixteen and now a new like for Lisa Congdon. Love that cover!
    Cheers from Portugal.

  • Reply Dana September 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I would love this–both to read and to display afterward. Congratulations on a gorgeous cover!

  • Reply Maritza September 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I always liked you but I fell in love when you said that David Lee Roth was your animal spirit and this new book design has made me fall hard for ya’.

  • Reply Amy September 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Congratulations on the cover, it is beautiful! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Kate September 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    The cover is beautiful and I can’t wait to crack it open!

  • Reply Kate September 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    And I liked both on facebook! 🙂

  • Reply Rox September 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I’m BEYOND OBSESSED with FRIDA!! (and your book cover of course).
    pick me! pick me! xoxo

  • Reply jess s September 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    hey, wait a second, we already thought you were a real blogger! but i’ll take the book, too.

  • Reply Melissa September 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The cover turned out beautifully! Congratulations to you and Lisa for a spectacular collaboration.

    I liked you both on Facebook.

  • Reply Erin September 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    My daughter as well as I would love to have this book. She is an artist, studying to be a art therapist.

  • Reply Stephanie (afunhouse) September 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Love the cover, you do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply tux September 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Would love to own this shiz!
    Like you and Lisa!

  • Reply Bonnie September 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I have “liked” both Door Sixteen & Lisa Congdon on Facebook. Also, I really “like” both of your design styles in real life too!

    keep up the good work!


  • Reply rachel September 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    She has been my shero for so long! It looks fabulous Anna!

  • Reply Bethany Aldecoa September 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Liked you both and would love to win! Lovely cover

  • Reply Jackie Brown September 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I love your blog and style. You are awesome. I “liked” Door Sixteen and Lisa Congdon on FB. And now I really do like Lisa’s art because of your blog!

  • Reply Wendy Skinner September 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I would love to have a copy of this book, not only because she was an awesome artist and inspiration! but also I’m mexican and she’s part of my culture and history. By the way I love the cover, you two did an amazing job!

    • wendy skinner September 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      and of course I forget to mention that I liked both on FB.

  • Reply Karina September 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Love Love Love Frida, already like you a lot so I had only one to do….the book is gorgeous!! Can not wait to read it.

  • Reply Kehau September 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Already liked Lisa! Just liked you on fb! Woohoo!

  • Reply Shelly September 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Please count me in, and I liked both you and Lisa on FB! I’m another Frida groopie and grab anything I can get my hands on about her. I have to admit one of my favorite books is a book of her recipes that Diegos daughter compiled. It’s full of lovely photos taken inside the Blue House. There are stories of the food and their family traditions, the recipes were recreated and photographed in Fridas personal dishes. It’s amazing how everything she did had soul, not just her paintings. I keep a small framed postcard of one of her early self portraits in my kitchen to remind me to live life and not be a daily drone. Amazing amazing woman. The cover is beautiful!

  • Reply Naomi Goodman September 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Oooh, pick me, pick me!

  • Reply Autumn September 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Would love to have this Anna. Thank you!

  • Reply Jen September 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    The trifecta!! Anna, Lisa and Frida!

  • Reply Sara Bhatia September 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I would love a chance to win the book — it is a beautiful cover, Anna!

  • Reply Sierra Keylin September 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Aloha from Honolulu…I liked you on FB and am already a fan of Lisas on there too! Im such a groupie, I just couldn’t resist getting in on the giveaway action 🙂

  • Reply Caroline September 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been on a reading kick lately & would love to have a free book come my way! Plus, I adore Frida Kahlo, so that’s a bonus! …..and if the book turns out to not be fantastic, I can always just display the gorgeous cover!! 😉

  • Reply TieDye64 September 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I’m so looking forward to reading this, whether I win or not I WILL be getting this. What a fantastic collaboration!

  • Reply TieDye64 September 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I like both you and Lisa (longtime fan of her artwork) on FB. (L.w. Dyson)

    Thank you!

  • Reply Sharanya September 29, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I’d love to have this. It means forking out for shipping, but that’s okay 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie September 29, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Liked you both, and would love to have it; the cover design is beautiful.

  • Reply kory September 29, 2012 at 5:32 am

    yes please!!! ( Liking Lisa, Door Sixteen has been liked ever since you joined FB 🙂 )
    I love your work, I love Frida, I don’t care about shipping costs 🙂

  • Reply Jessica September 29, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Liked you both so, so much! If I don’t win this book I will buy one anyway!

  • Reply Alex September 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

    The cover looks great and I love historical fiction — so I am crossing my fingers. Thanks, Anna.

  • Reply Carolina September 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love Frida! And would love to win The book too!
    Viva la Vida!

  • Reply Sinead September 29, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Liked both on facebook. This book looks so good, and the cover is stunning!

  • Reply Cath September 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I just love Frida Kahlo will get this even if I don’t win thanks for showing us, I loved reading about Tina modotti and seeing Diego Riviera murals so inspiring and amazing that era and all their work and lives!

  • Reply HM September 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I’d love to win the book, even it if the pages were blank just because the cover is so pretty 🙂
    (And I have liked both your and Lisa’s pages.)

  • Reply Simone September 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I feel I have to explain myself. I found Lisa’s blog through another very complicated route through other sites. I liked it so much that I mailed it to you a few weeks ago. Of course I had read the post about your collaboration with “an illustrator you loved” on this book but I am terrible with names so one and one never became two in my head. I feel slightly embarrased, sorry.
    I would love to be considered for winning the book you both worked on. Seeing that I am a new fan of Lisa’s work (and travels). Have a wonderful weekend (and a great trip to Londen)!!!

    • Anna @ D16 September 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

      I don’t think I ever received that email (?), so no worries! 🙂

    • Simone September 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      It’s in a comment on your post:

  • Reply kelsie September 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    congratulations, the cover looks amazing! and the book sounds awesome, would love a copy.
    unfortunately i don’t have facebook 🙁

    • Anna @ D16 September 29, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Kelsie, you don’t have to use Facebook to be in the running—that’s just for an extra entry 🙂

  • Reply Earen September 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love your blog. I got hooked based upon your posting about black doors while I was researching what colors to paing my 1900 Victorian house which is currently hunter-safety orange, lime green, seafoam green, turquoise, beige, robins egg blue, or mustard depending upon what room one is in. I would adore winning the book as it would add to my collection of art books. Cheers!

    • Earen September 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Oh yes, and I like you both on facebook.

  • Reply Linda Hays Hock September 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    What a beautiful book! Kudos in a job well done! I love Freida so much that I have collected pictures of her off the internet and plan on turning one of them into a needlework project. I have liked you and Lisa on FB. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Reply Cheryl September 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Yea! Thanks for the great giveaway! And, I like you both on Facebook.

  • Reply Dawn Marie Hefron September 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. I have a vacation coming up and need some good reading material.

  • Reply janet September 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I haven’t commented in so long on your site and now here I am commenting so I can win a book! Nice. I do always enjoy your posts however even though I’m not particularly chatty about it.
    I’ve liked you on FB in the past, but just liked Lisa.


    • Anna @ D16 September 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Hee! That’s OK, Janet. 🙂

  • Reply Louise September 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Books, books, books – I would love another to add to my collection ~

    And yes, I liked on Facebook ^^

  • Reply Erica S. September 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lisa’s art; I can’t get enough of it! I’d love a chance to have something you designed, so
    please enter me for the contest! I have liked both D16 and Lisa’s FB pages.

  • Reply Kate@taste area September 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I’m in! Only because I’d looove to have a book with THIS cover..great job.

  • Reply Edith September 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I want in!

  • Reply Bayle September 30, 2012 at 4:11 am

    I love this cover and I’m sure I’ll like the content. I already “liked” LC, but I’m pleased to “like” your page and come across your blog along the way. Great work, both of you.

  • Reply joanne September 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Would love a copy of the book as much as I love the cover! Thanks.

  • Reply L September 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

    No hopes of winning the book, but would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your post about how the cover design was created. I’ve worked in the printing industry (typesetter and stripper) for 30 years. It is still fun, and fascinating to watch the creative process that precedes my job! Don’t know a lot about Kahlo, but historical fiction is my favorite form.

  • Reply Matilda September 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I liked both of you–the book cover looks beautiful!

  • Reply Heitor September 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Lovely book! I liked you both on facebook, anxious to the result!

  • Reply Amanda September 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Fun giveaway! The cover looks fab!


  • Reply WishedFor1 September 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    A woman and her art! Frida, Anna, and Lisa!

    I would love to win this book!!

  • Reply kay* September 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    how fantastic would it be to win? very fantastic! i hardly ever win anything – fingers crossed!
    enjoy London!!

  • Reply Ína September 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Love the cover art, have loved Frida for longer than I can remember, have liked you one FB, have liked Lisa on FB. Have the greatest day ever!

  • Reply Katherine September 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    It’s a beautiful book cover. A friend of mine would love it — but I think I would have to read it first before I passed it along!

  • Reply Erin Fay September 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Look me a good book 😉

  • Reply Vickie D. September 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I cannot wait to own this book! It’s the perfect combo 🙂

  • Reply Vickie D. September 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    … and I like both your pages on FB!

  • Reply how2home September 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    we’d love to win this book! Such a beautiful book cover 🙂

  • Reply Cori Magee October 1, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I’m half Mexican and grew up learning about Frida. Sounds like a great book…. and love the cover design guys!
    Oh, I liked you both on FB of course!

  • Reply Kelley October 1, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Liked both of you on FB! Love Frida & y’all have done a stunning job!

  • Reply Alexis October 1, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Congratulations on the book cover! It looks awesome! 🙂

  • Reply Tina October 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

    When I read about this book here on D16 a while ago, I thought: I have to read this, and made a note about it on my to-read-list.
    Which is why I would love to win this copy, and will gladly cover the staggering expenses of sending it off to Copenhagen.
    All my best to you, and thank you – you do such great graphic work.

  • Reply martha October 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

    three of my favorite people all in one book!

    pick me, pick me!!

  • Reply Rachel October 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I’d love to have a copy!

  • Reply The Belvedere- Alyssa October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Would love to win this, the cover looks great!

  • Reply Anika October 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!
    Would love to brush up on my Spanish with this one. I don’t Facebook but I like you in real life, does that count? 😉

  • Reply NatasaM October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    It was around this time in 2005 when I went to London just for a reason to see exhibition in Tate Modern dedicated to Frida`s great work. I think she was so so much what we will ever know about her. Hope you are having a great vacation in London, Anna.

  • Reply Stephanie W. October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I would love to have that book! I have a few great books on her already, but none are this fascinating and beautiful! You did an amazing job, truly.

  • Reply Margaret October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love Frida Kahlo! She’s been one of my favorite artists since I started studying Spanish at my elementary school (it was a magnet school that focused on languages). This book would be awesome to win.

  • Reply Margaret October 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I also liked you both on FB too 😀

  • Reply Rosana R October 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Love the colorful book cover!

  • Reply Jemma October 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    got to be in it to win it! Gorgeous work, you must be so proud of it.

  • Reply Anke October 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I saw a fabulous Frida exhibition this summer:
    Love her work and would love to read more about her!

  • Reply Louise October 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Would love to win a copy, and see the colourful cover in person!

  • Reply Serina Shook October 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    “liked” both pages on FB 🙂

  • Reply krystal/village October 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to be entered!! I adore mexico and so i think this book is a must read. I have liked both on FB 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer October 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I would actually love a copy of this book for my husband!

  • Reply Emma October 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I’m in admiration of your joint effort. The book cover is a beautiful representation of Frida and her colourful life…and amazing art…I’m so inspired by your work I’m thinking I may try and become a book cover designer one day too…I’m from sunny Australia and happy to pay for shipping…have facebook liked both sites…
    Emma 🙂

  • Reply Lisa October 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I would love a copy of your work! I’m a big fan of your blog. Also liked both Facebook pages. Thanks!

  • Reply Marcie October 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    A beautiful book that I would love to have on display in my home. Wonderful cover! And Frida Kahlo was such an interesting person and wonderful artist! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I “liked” you both on Facebook.

  • Reply jaYne October 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hi, I would love to win this book. Frida is one of my favorite artists. I also liked both Facebook pages. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

  • Reply maile October 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    YES, please! By the way, I love your canine friends. They remind me of my mother’s rescued four-legged friends, one of which I may soon adopt…assuming the pug permits it.

  • Reply Sheridan October 1, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I would adore that book! Not only am I fan of your work, but Frida’s too – She was a massive influence on me at art school… Cheers!

  • Reply joy figueroa October 2, 2012 at 5:53 am

    the book is BEAUTIFUL, anna! i loved the sneak peek you gave us earlier, and i would love to get to see it in person, too — which is why i’ve liked both door sixteen and lisa on facebook! fingers crossed for a win 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Tammy October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I liked and liked. Nice work! Congratulations.

  • Reply Cajeta October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

    HI Anna,

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am a huge fan of Frida, her art, and her expressions of suffering and emotion through her art. I was lucky to see many of her pieces in person on my birthday this year at LACMA in the “Women Surrealists” exhibit (I highly recommend the book that accompanied that exhibit).
    I’d love to read this book. I enjoyed reading about your creative process for the book cover and collaboration with another artist to create the cover. it turned out beautiful!

  • Reply Naia·Wild lola· October 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    it´s so exciting!! I´d love to have it I never get bored about Frida! and I would not mind to pay the shipping.

    I follow both of you!! have a great trip to London, one of the nicest cities!

  • Reply ms. dear October 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    this is such a great cover and the book concept sounds amazing as well! would love to take a read!
    congratulations on the release.

  • Reply Sara October 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I love the design of the cover! beautiful collaboration. I liked your D16 FB page a while ago but just liked Lisa’s today 🙂 Thank you for sharing a part of your life with the world. I find inspiration in your words and photos. Thanks!

  • Reply Daisy October 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    beautiful looking book. would love to read this.

  • Reply Tania October 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Yes, please!

  • Reply Angeliska October 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Hi, hi! Throwing my hat in the ring – I’d be super thrilled to have a copy of the Frida book. It looks amazing. Great work, lady! I likey likey both pages, also – fingers fervently crossed!

  • Reply Marta October 3, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Great cover! I “liked” you already on facebook, and now Lisa too.
    Have a great trip to London! 🙂

  • Reply Meighan Carmichael October 3, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Just recently found your site- really enjoying it. And I love some Frida Kahlo.

  • Reply lolabolt October 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I’d love this book to give to my bff – she has a Frida tattoo on her forearm and I’m sure she’d love it. Either way, I think this book may have to be her birthday present this year!

  • Reply Amy October 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I plan to request this at the library, but it’s such a lovely cover (yay Anna!) so it would be nice to own it, admire it, lend it, and re-read.

  • Reply lilcg October 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I would love the book. it could go on my shelf right next to a book of Kahlo’s sketches I own.

  • Reply lilcg October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    and I like you BOTH on facebook.

  • Reply Melissa October 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I would love to read the book! I recently read Kingsolver’s most book, The Lacuna, and am most intrigued by Frida. Beautiful cover and blog.

  • Reply Lizzie October 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    A beautiful cover! Congrats! I’d love to dig into this book this fall. Frida is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance, liked you both on Facebook too!

  • Reply Ruth October 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Frida! Your cover! I know I’m in Australia, but I just had to try. Lucky number… 190, right? (Liked both on FB, too, of course). Have a great time in London, Anna! Safe travels 🙂

  • Reply suzanne panda meat October 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Ali_delaR October 4, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Please send the book to England – you know you want to!

  • Reply Claire m October 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Would love this book, design looks beautiful and the content sounds great.

    Had liked you already on facebook, just liked Lisa too.

    Thanks and happy travels

  • Reply Kate D. October 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Love the cover and love Frida! Both Facebook Pages have been ‘liked.’

  • Reply didi October 5, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Congratulations on both the book (leaving a comment here for an entry) AND making it to London! I find myself peeking inside of books to see who designed the cover. I’ve been a reader of your blog for maybe four years now? Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Daniele October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love Friday and Lisa! I would love to win this book, they are both such huge inspirations to me.

  • Reply Danielle October 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Liked you both! 🙂

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  • Reply Jenna October 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    What a gorgeous book cover. I’m a huge fan of Frida Kahlo and of Lisa’s artwork. I like both you and Lisa on Facebook.

  • Reply Sarah Cash October 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I hope I win! Beautiful cover!

  • Reply Erin Burke October 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Such a beautiful collaboration!

  • Reply montse October 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Love Frida Kahlo! Such an amazing artist. Would happily pay for the shipping if I was so lucky to win. Terrific giveaway!

  • Reply Kristen October 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. The cover is amazing!

  • Reply Mengjie October 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Frida! Amazing.

  • Reply Teri October 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    A Door Sixteen giveaway! I couldn’t resist. Have liked you and Lisa on FB too.

    Thanks so much for doing this, Anna! The book looks really intriguing, especially with your cover. Congratulations on a job well done.

  • Reply karen October 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    thank you for the chance!
    sharing (like this) is nice…

    ::: fingers crossed :::

  • Reply PcShakur October 6, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Viva la Print! Lovely cover Anna, as always.

  • Reply Anna @ D16 October 6, 2012 at 2:38 am

    This contest is now CLOSED. I’ll draw a winner at random when I return from London in a few days!

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