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."
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finn Dean won this year’s Book Illustration Competition for reinterpretations of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Via Creative Review.
Fans of the Harry Potter series will be excited to check out this gallery featuring the work of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the team behind many of the designs (tabloids, book jackets) that are featured heavily throughout the series. Those who aren’t fans of the series might be surprised to discover the retro...