Josh Baker (b. 1974) is a Los Angeles–based art director and editor specialising in design for publication.
After dropping out of college to design album covers for Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra at Alternative Tentacles, he spent ten years of evenings and weekends producing scores of covers for indie and punk bands. By day, he created award-winning annual reports and print campaigns for Bay Area boutique advertising agency Eleven Inc. (founded by Goodby Design Group and Pentagram alumnus).
Baker is currently the art director at Taschen, where he has worked since 2005. His one hundred-plus book collaborations include deluxe limited editions with the likes of Dennis Hopper, Ralph Gibson, Bert Stern, Bettina Rheims, and Ellen von Unwerth; and best-selling pop culture titles such as the Eisner Award–winning 75 Years of DC Comics and Norman Mailer’s Moonfire.