book design


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.


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."

Print October 2013

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...


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.


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...


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.


Lolita: A Cover Girl Misunderstood

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.


Image of the Day, July 19, 2013

Check out Steve Kroeter’s profile on Penguin Book’s Coralie Bickford-Smith, whose patterns on cloth-bound editions of classic books have inspired collectors since 2008. Via Designers & Books.


Image of the Day, July 18, 2013

Extraordinary book jacket design by Tanamachi Studios for Puffin Books’ recent redesigns of popular children’s books. Wizard of Oz, Pippi Longstocking and Peter Pan (pictured below) are now available. Via Design Work Life.


Image of the Day, July 10, 2013

Finn Dean won this year’s Book Illustration Competition for reinterpretations of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Via Creative Review.