If you love books and book covers as much as I do then you should definitely pop round The Book Cover Archive and have a feast. There you will find a gigantic collection of some of the best work yet. VERY inspiring!
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Well by now you know I have a bit of a weakness for crazy ceramics. I just love when someone uses an unexpected media to do something great. That is why I was over the moon when I stumbled upon the book “Fragiles” from Gestalten in New York. It is literally bursting with great examples and it is really inspiring to any creative. The book contains loads of talented people but just to mention a few, I am so in love with the work of Charles Kraft, Stephanie DeArmond and Yvonne Lee Schultz.
Yesterday I spent a lovely evening at Barnes & Nobles (another of my designer vices). I do love to just walk around and look at bookcovers, and I thought, why not make a post out it if. So here’s a load of what I found.
First a bit of retro…
Next, a very bold crop…
Then, some intricate illustration work…
There’s always cool type work…
I found this interesting series of very graphic Albert Camus books too, they looked great lined up, their backs forming a great pattern…
Last but not least a few examples of great ambience in the visual communication.
Just got back from a great trip to Berlin with my best designer friend. Needless to say we spent numerous hours and euros in fantastic German design bookshops. They really do have the best bookstores in the world for design. Among other great buys is this fantastic book of illustrations. The style is kinda 50’ies and the colours are FAB! Photos doesn’t do it justice but is the best I could find, SO worth the buy!
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This book is the latest in my collection and it is AMAZING! If you love creative bookdesign, this is a musthave. It’s brimming with exciting solutions and a huge inspiration production wise as well.
Buy it at Amazon.
Fresh back from Japan and Hong Kong and I would like to share a few things I brought back with you. First up is the most amazing book by French graphic artist Marion Bataille. It’s called ABC 3d and is the most amazing folding book. It’s like a chicldrens book for adults, and a visual orgasm for a graphic designer!
I bought this book in the most wonderful children’s bookstore in Tokyo called Crayonhouse (sorry no website, but it’s in the area of Omotesando).
Enjoy the little movie of the book below.
It’s a new year and I hope you all said goodbye to 2008 in style. I’m back with a book recommendation. The new Type Directors Club Annual is out and I got my hands on it a few weeks ago. It’s fantastic as always! You really should purchase it ASAP.
Buy at Amazon.