book design


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.


Image of the Day, July 4, 2013

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...


Judging a Book by Its Cover

Saul Bass designed numerous book covers including Henri's Walk to Paris, a Bass1children's book about a young French boy who wants to visit the city.


Image of the Day, June 4, 2013

University of San Francisco student Mia Johnson created this amazingly detailed Adventure Supply Kit as her thesis project, which includes designs for everything from books for the journey to a constellation chart. Via Design Work Life.

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Image of the Day, May 7, 2013

Designer and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi just received an ADC Gold Cube for his illustrations on the covers of an Italian series of Charles Bukowski books. The project was art directed by Cristiano Guerri. Via Emiliano Ponzi.


Image of the Day, May 6, 2013

All The Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far by Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock contains entertaining and accurate drawings of many of NYC’s most iconic buildings (for example the Flatiron Building), along with some newer, less familiar spots. Via Designers & Books.


Image of the Day, April 24, 2013

Jeff Kulak’s illustration and design for the Owl Kids “Learn to Speak” series match the tone and subject matter perfectly. Read an interview with Kulak on the ADC blog.


Post-Modern Storybook Illustrations

I consider myself very lucky to have been exposed to children’s books as a kid that were published way before my time—it gave me a wonderful perspective on everything from design and illustration to historical content. A good example is “The Modern Storybook” from the 1930’s. I grew up reading my father’s copy of...