Tom Phillips, painter, poet, composer and illustrator, offers his take on the cover of Vladimir Nabokov's infamous novel Lolita.
Lovingly packaged with full-color illustrations on every page, “ROY G. BIV” is a great reference or inspiration for designers, artists and color-fans of every stripe. Take a rollicking tour through Jude Stewart's book.
I never cared for the Camp sensibility. Sit through a “so bad it’s good” flick? Please! I barely have time for good-good movies. My notes on a Sontag lecture I endured: “So dry and detached it’s deadening.” And anyway, Camp is so 49 years ago. But I love “The Camp Followers’ Guide.” This cheap...
According to Henrik Drescher, yes! But bliss has a price. His visually hyperactive letterpress book, Too Much Bliss, turned laser printed paperback, is now available (mailed from China, where Drescher lives and works) for just $80 U.S. Too Much Bliss is a limited edition book that Drescher made with Granary Books in 1992, it...
How many of you draw? Well? Great? Good! Learning how to draw the human figure is lesson number one if you’re an artist — even an abstract one. Exposure to drawing knowledge for 75 cents was a bargain in 1957 and a gift today. It says something about the power of drawing that Dell,...
The cover of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita has sparked much intrigue. 80 renowned designers and illustrators, like Paula Scher, Jessica Hische and Matt Dorfman (shown above), interpret the cover in new ways. Take a look.
The book publishing industry still doesn’t really know what to do with itself. But people continue to read and books remain relevant. The manifestation of that relevance can take many different shapes, as documented in all of these books about books.
I can't say I think of Planters' Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little "Paint Book" from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.
In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie's "21" (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, "The Iron Gate" as a self-promotional tool.
Lou Dorfsman, who designed every aspect of the CBS’ advertising and corporate identity for more than 40 years, made the CBS logo, identity second to none.