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19 of the Best Book Covers of 2014

We know, we know. You should never judge a book by its cover. But looking at this set, it’s damn hard not to. Here are 19 of our 2014 favorites that are in stores or on the way.

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Featured RDA Winner: Harvard Review Covers

These covers for Harvard Review (a literary journal) are comprised of geometric forms which take a cue from the angular and curvilinear forms found in the typeface used for the journal’s title (a modified version of House Industries’ Neutraface).

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Graphics For A Fortune

Fortune Magazine isn’t necessarily known to be the most graphically compelling publication. That is, unless you look back to the magazine’s first 15 years, starting in 1929. Find out who penned the illustration for its original prototype—a rare piece!

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Catch It Before It’s Gone: “Paul Rand: Defining Design”

In Atlanta? Going to be in Atlanta before the end of the month? We envy you. Museum of Design Atlanta’s “Paul Rand: Defining Design” runs through Jan. 30. With the exhibition closing soon, here are more images of what we’re missing—along with some insights from MODA executive director Laura Flusche.

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Spike Lee’s Other Poster Design Bamboozle: Saul Bass

  A poster for Spike Lee’s latest movie may be a ripoff. But it’s not the first time he’s faced accusations of unlawful design “appropriation.” Eighteen years ago, Saul Bass himself was pointing the finger. First, the latest incident. It …