book design


07/07/2014: Creative city guidebooks

These well-designed travel guides from Victionary pull together the best locales for creatives in six big cities: New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris. The series is called CITIx60, named for the 60 creatives who handpicked the spots highlighted in these volumes. Each are wonderfully designed and illustrated and each contains an illustrated map...


06/09/2014: Collector’s Edition book

This beautifully-bound, well-curated new book by Stuart Tolley takes a look at recent packaging triumphs in books, music and more. Projects are matched with interviews with some design’s most innovative thinkers, from Irma Boom to Stanley Donwood. Due out in August, Collectors Edition gathered much of its inspiration from the blog of the same...


05/12/2014: Black Optical holiday look book

Print invites you to showcase your work in the next Regional Design Annual. The deadline is nearing, so act fast and enter today. Considering the recent work of RDA winner Darshan Phillips, it’s clear the design firm is one of the top producers of quality work coming out of the southwest these days. The firm’s...


04/23/2014: Color Works book

It stands to reason that a valuable contemporary color resource for designers would also be handsomely designed. Co-authored by Eddie Opara and John Cantwell, Color Works is a comprehensive best practices guide that includes essays from Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Brook, Brian Collins and Michael Rock. Check out more on Pentagram’s website. Via...


A “Novel” Book Cover Design Course

An alluring book cover design can mean the difference between a book that flies off the shelves (or out of the eBook store) or fades away. Learn how to design a book cover that is compelling and memorable with E. Genevieve Williams’ new HOW Design University course Design a Great Book Cover. Designing book...


03/25/2014: Portlandia Activity Book

Portlandia, the popular IFC show midway through its fourth season, now directs its keen eye for satire toward print. This well-designed, companion, activity book takes on similar subject matter with similar wit. Written by Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen and Jonathan Kristel, the book appears to be a massive creative undertaking. It contains art direction...


03/24/14: Branding book cover

Created by Boon Design, this clean, retro-style workbook by A Hundred Monkey’s Eli Altman is perfect in both style and function. Tonally, it also hits the mark (Don’t Call It That is also a pretty hilarious name for a brand book) and the illustrations and add-ons (see the bookmark and sticker included) follow suit....


03/18/2014: Le Corbusier book

The wonderfully designed book The Legacy of Corbusier, is a project designed by SVA student Enle Li. From the cover to the gallery spreads, its simple, yet beautiful approach well suits the legendary architect. Check out additional images here. Via Creative Boom.