This is basically a 7 minute ad for The Vertigo Encyclopedia by DK Publishing. But it offers a few soundbites on the imprint’s history.
The first half of the video is Karen Berger, who runs Vertigo and has been there since the beginning, talking about its genesis 15 years ago, Vertigo’s editorial philosophy, the appeal among female readers, etc. She says it all much better so there is not much reason for me to go on. I will only add that the last half are interviews the people behind the encyclopedia who talk about the creative process and pulling it all together – worth a look for anyone with an interest in the publishing industry.