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Vectorism

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Vectorism

I'm excited and honored to announce that we were recently published in one of the latest viction:ary publications entitled, Vectorism [...]

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January 12, 2012

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Books, Design, Illustrations

Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

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Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

The work of Jamie Keenan has always reminded me of another one of my favorite book designers, Gray 318. Both designers seem to enjoy getting creative when they can utilize a wide variety of approaches while delivering bread & butter covers most l [...]

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June 14, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

It's not easy to identify a Paul Buckley cover. His style runs the gamut resulting in covers designed (or directed) to boldly stand out, or tastefully fit in.

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April 26, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Gray 318

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Dust Jacket Design: Gray 318

Like many, I first became familiar with the elusive Gray 318 through his covers for Jonathan Safran Foer. I remember being impressed by the hand lettering and the choice of bold colors. Since then, I've been on the prowl for Gray's covers.

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February 23, 2011

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Supergraphics – the book

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Supergraphics – the book

Supergraphics – Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces chronicles the early days of Supergraphics and looks at work by leading contemporary practitioners – a significant number of whom are women.

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November 22, 2010

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Books, Culture, Design

The Science Fiction Art of John Harris

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The Science Fiction Art of John Harris

I haven't read a true sci-fi book in awhile, but what's been making me think of it more and more is the artwork of John Harris. Through coming across the random Orson Scott Card, Ben Bova or John Scalzi books I find when I hunt for books, I have real [...]

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September 7, 2010

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Artists, Books, Design

Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

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Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

Although I love well designed book covers, I take a special interest in the ones that actually portray aspects of the novel itself. Particularly those aspects that become clear only after reading the book. For me this is the mark of a great dust jack [...]

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August 23, 2010

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Blommers/Schumm: Portraiture Taken to the Cleaners

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Blommers/Schumm: Portraiture Taken to the Cleaners

I came across the Blommers/Schumm book Anita and was blown away by their work, particularly the Class of 1998 series where their mastery of microscopic detail and enormous vision are displayed to perfection.

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August 16, 2010

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The Book Design of Carin Goldberg

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The Book Design of Carin Goldberg

In the late 80s and early 90s, Goldberg brought typographic experiments, nouveau elements and collage to the forefront of dust jacket design, setting the stage for the next generation of book designers.

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July 12, 2010

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Books, Design, Layout

Bertrand Fleuret: Landmasses and Railways

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Bertrand Fleuret: Landmasses and Railways

Over the course of four years, photographer Bertrand Fleuret looked for specific kinds of images. Things had to be precise, he said. Porcelain was fine, but plastic was not, trains were okay, but cars and planes were not. He defined the nature and te [...]

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June 22, 2010

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Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

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Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

Although most of our contemporary examples of experimental text exist within art communities and design circles, the concept has nevertheless found its way into more than a few mainstream formats. Here are three examples of experimental text in novel [...]

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June 21, 2010

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Books, Design, Typography

Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

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Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

I just love this cover. From the beautiful type to the illustrations to the entire concept, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch has created yet another perfect dust jacket.

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June 14, 2010

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