book design

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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...

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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....

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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.

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Image of the Day, 10/30/13: Promo photography book

A detail from a promotional book for a husband and wife photography team. The interior represents their portfolio well and contains nice touches like foil stamping on the pull cards (as highlighted in this photo). More images from the project here. Via FPO.

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Applauding the Entire Book: The Alice Award

The book industry may be in flux, but there is no shortage of support for beautiful books at the Furthermore Grants in Publishing program, funded by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, which gives modest grants for nonfiction in support of writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration and printing and "significant visual books."

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Print’s October 2013 Issue

Behind every graphic design is the heart and soul of a great story. In this issue of Print Magazine, we look at storytelling from every angle, from an authentic narrative that sets a brand apart to interactive storytelling that brings the reader in and engages them like no other story could, we even share...

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Image of the Day, 09/12/13: Type design book

A spread from Unit Editions’ latest book, Type Only. The book showcases a number of excellent designs using typography unaccompanied by illustration or photography. Its sharp design is by UK-based design group Spin. Via Grain Edit.

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Image of the Day, 08/26/2013: Neil Gaiman book

Graphic Novelist Neil Gaiman recently collaborated with fans on Twitter for a new book entitled A Calendar of Tales, as part of a Blackberry “Keep Moving” campaign. The stories were then transformed into a handsome, limited edition book, designed by Sebastien Delahaye and art directed by Sonny Adorjan at AMV BBDO. Fans also created...

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Image of the Day, July 30, 2013

Super Graphic, an entertaining new book by Tim Leong, breaks down the comic book world through useful and funny infographics – sometimes both, as in the case of this Venn Diagram of super hero tropes. See an enlargeable version of the graphic here. Via Fast Company.