book design

9 Snarky Greeting Card Designs for Every Occasion

OMG! I Forgot the Card is a collection of humorous tear-out greeting card designs for every occasion. Need a card for Mother’s Day, Groundhog Day or just to say a friendly hello? Just pull out this book, tear out the appropriate page, fold and send. I was raised in a family of ubiquitous dad...

Weekend Heller: Star Light, Star Bright

Hear from Nancy Rouemy, Principal of We Live Type Ltd who worked with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa to create the new book The Art of Discovery. The book's photos are stunning and the format is handsome, especially its typographic scheme.

09/15/2014: Graphic Digits book

Numbers in typography have gained significance in recent years, and this new, beautifully-bound book from Viction:ary highlights some of the many way you can think differently when using numerals in your work. The book, entiteld Graphic Digits, shows off  illustrative number forms as well as typographic treatments to highly creative effect. Check out some...

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...