Children's stories brought to life in colourful new book designed by Fieldwork

Creative Boom

Manchester studio Fieldwork has created a new book based on the delightful, often "bonkers" children's stories told through storytelling platform, Fabled. The book follows a successful Kickstarter campaign last July when it attracted over 20 per cent more funding than its goal.

20 Best Free PDF and E-books on Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

Just because you’re creative and innovative does not mean you can conquer the design industry. Thought these are among the most important ingredients, there’s a lot more to the recipe.

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Kristine Kawakubo presents ideas and information through unconventional book design

Its Nice That

When we first came across the Edinburgh-based graphic designer last year, we were wowed by her unique handmade books. One year on, she continues to challenge our preconceived notions of book design both conceptually and technically.

“Books remain stubbornly, thrillingly relevant”: the enduring value of book design

Design Week

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has been judging books by their covers for over 100 years. As book production expanded, so did the AIGA’s outlook. In the 1960s, it started to evaluate covers distinct from the books inside. Courtesy of the AIGA Design Archives.

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Queremos Sonreír by Mucho


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Inside Lottozero by Studio Mut


Text by Richard Baird. Inside Lottozero was an exhibition of international artists that covered a wide-range of artistic disciplines. It was conceived by Arianna and Tessa Moroder and curated by Alessandra Tempesti.

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Daniel Jensen: Current Events by Bedow


His latest book, designed by Bedow, features artworks that are figurative and abstract, unrelated and absent a narrative.

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Five Questions with Creative Director and Book Designer Linda Secondari by Copyright Alliance

Thinking Design

From Copyright Alliance, original post can be found here: This week we would like you to meet Creative Director and Book Designer Linda Secondari. I love books; I love the combination of words and images.

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Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group


The post Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion. Opinion by Richard Baird. Albert Oehlen is a German contemporary artist.

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Exploring the gender gap through Italian history of art and book design

Its Nice That

The Milan-based communication design studio Tomo Tomo talk us through its latest book design project Respect. Stop violence against women , a documentation of artist Alessandro Scotti’s recent work. Read more

30 Gorgeous Examples of Korean Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

There’s something absolutely fascinating about the Korean culture. It has taken over the entire world, with Korean pop stars, Korean makeup, Korean fashion, and everything else Korean dominating the scene everywhere you look.

8 Insightful Design Books to Read While Social Distancing

Azure Magazine

Here are eight of our top reading picks for architecture and design lovers. Thankfully, this beloved book (which was also reinterpreted as a cabaret) is redolent with vibrant vignettes by numerous writers who thoughtfully illuminate this dynamic era. This little book keeps it alive.

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Fashion Central Saint Martins by Praline


Opinion by Richard Baird Fashion Central Saint Martins documents and celebrates what has become one of the most influential fashion courses in the world.

Futuristic The Wild Mushroom Cookbook


With the layout designed by Sofia Pusa, the visuals are whimsical and futuristic. The aim was to reflect the character of an author and give book a color-themed structure. The Wild Mushroom Cookbook by a Finnish chef, Sami Tallberg, is a psychedelic look into the world of plants.

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How to Build Your Own Design Education without Going to School

Inspiration Feed

Design School. Two relatively ordinary words, but once put together take on a distinct meaning – a glorified institute subliminally pushing the notion that the combination of art and academia is the recipe for success.

How to Build Your Own Design Education without Going to School

Inspiration Feed

Design School. Two relatively ordinary words, but once put together take on a distinct meaning – a glorified institute subliminally pushing the notion that the combination of art and academia is the recipe for success.

25 Annual Report Designs: Tips, Inspiration, & Resources

Inspiration Feed

How do you think people feel when it’s time to give that annual report again? You’ll probably hear groans and moans all around, depending on their performance.

5 Important Book Cover Design Tips to Help Your Book Stand Out

Crowd Spring

Like it or not, people judge books by their covers. In a store packed with books (or sitting at home browsing Amazon) your book cover design is the most effective way to catch people’s attention. These are the things that inspire someone to buy your book.

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Forget about success or failure, learning is the key for graphic designer Sunny Li

Its Nice That

Delve into this extensive portfolio featuring book design, identities and constant experimentation from the LA-based Sunny Li.

“I love books!”: How Japanese graphic designer Ikuya Shigezane keeps traditional techniques alive

Its Nice That

A true devotee to craftsmanship, the Tokyo-based graphic designer is drawn to both digital and analogue techniques – whether it’s an event poster, exhibition identity or book design.

Paintings on wood by 50 celebrated artists, including Nathalie du Pasquier and Jean Jullien, to support the World Land Trust

Creative Boom

Born out of a love of nature, Thomas Danthony and Clare Mabin came up with the idea for Touch Wood , asking 50 celebrated international artists, designers and illustrators to express what nature means to them by contributing an original piece of art, created on a wooden board.

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Only on Saturday: A new book celebrates the wood type prints of type legend, Jack Stauffacher

Creative Boom

Jack Stauffacher was one of the world’s most celebrated book designers and fine printers. A fixture of San Francisco’s creative community, he was a celebrated teacher and the brilliant craftsman behind many publication designs and renowned editions put out by his own Greenwood Press.

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Typographics Design Festival


Now going into their 6th year, the Typographics Annual Design festival is for all creatives who love type. The line-up of speakers includes designers from around the world. The post Typographics Design Festival appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

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Never-before-seen works by Barnett Freedman, one of the UK's most influential illustrators and designers

Creative Boom

A peer of Eric Ravilious and Edward Burra, Barnett Freedman was a pioneering artist at the interface of modern art and design in 20th century Britain. Freedman was an outstanding commercial designer, considered a world expert in colour auto-lithography for machine production.

28 Best InDesign Book Templates (Layout & Cover Templates)

Tuts Plus

You could be the next greatest author of our time with our book design templates. Find your perfect cover with this list of exquisite InDesign book templates which have the best book layouts and cover designs. How to Create a Book Template in InDesign. Books.

2020 AU Presses, Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Selections

Spine Magazine

One of my favorite design shows, The AUPresses, Book, Jacket, and Journal Show has announced the selections for this year's show. You can view all of the stunning designs here: inches and 588 pages, a book that large is no easy feat to design and typeset!

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A book chronicling tiny, bizarre treasures curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

Its Nice That

After covering their exhibition a few months back, the delights of Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf return, in an artist book designed by New York design agency 2×4. It’s finally here!

University Press Cover Round-Up

Spine Magazine

We welcome you to another in our ongoing feature in which notable book cover designer Jordan Wannemacher periodically highlights a selection of recent university press cover designs. One comfort I have found though is when I do get into a flow and feel connected to book design.

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40 best creative podcasts to liven up your day

Creative Boom

Featuring key voices from design, illustration and other disciplines from all over the world, they're full of inspiration and advice, and it's just generally lovely to hear people chatting about the things that matter to them personally. Vince Frost Design Your Life. Design Matters.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for Designers Under $100

Creative Live

Got a designer or artist on your list? Help the designer on your list set a professional course and market themselves for success. In the wildly-popular class, A Brand Called You, Debbie Millman helps designers develop an action plan for pursuing their dreams.

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7 Best Creatives from Belgium


At Shillington, we love to celebrate great design from around the world. Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent are filled with contemporary galleries, innovative design and a great culinary scene. Tim Bisschop has been working as a graphic designer in Bruges since 2011.

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30 Best Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator

Just Creative

Made by other designers all over the world, you can easily find that one piece that can take your work to the next level. The Artifex Forge designed the Felt Craft Stitches Styles kit to provide you with a versatile and easy-to-use set that can enhance any of your designs.

Some Things Covered: Simply Sad

Spine Magazine

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Maria Elias ’s Book Design Heroines. We feel it is still very relevant to today’s design industry. Fortunately, there are books like that too. They are sad and unmissable books. Design: Mary Schuck.

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“Animal Farm” & the Evolution of the Dust Jacket

Thinking Design

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK COVER? Once book jackets were intended simply to protect the valuable binding. Actually, before 1820, books were sold as unbound gathered pages. It was a paper wrapper for a gift book, bound in silk, entitled Friendship’s Offering (1829).

Chapman & Wilder Create Cross-Continental Design Studio

Spine Magazine

Book cover designers Cherie Chapman and Eric Wilder have joined forces to create Chapman & Wilder, a new studio that spans specialties and, well, the Atlantic. For years, I've followed Eric's dedication to Spine Magazine and his passion for book covers.

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Adobe Releases Free Coloring Books + Live Sessions with Top Artists


Adobe Releases Free Coloring Books + Live Sessions with Top Artists. Starting last week, Adobe is releasing a series of free weekly coloring book downloads on Adobe Create designed by leading artists such as Jessica Hische , Lisa Congdon , Adam J. Coloring Books.

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Embracing Danger and Weirdness with Designer James Victore

High on Design by Wix

I want to help give hope and freedom to the weird ones,” he tells High on Design. With this as his mission statement, James’ design work and teachings are a celebration of self-expression, risk-taking, and autonomy of thought. Design by James Victore for the NYC Department of Probation.

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It's Pancake Day and 'Flipping Good' book launch

Ohn Mar Win

Soon after I worked on the Healthy Hedonist cover ( see my last post) I was again approached by Kyle Books to illustrate another front cover. This time it was for a book about pancakes written by Sudi Pigott , and illustrations would also be needed for chapter openers.

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35+ Best Signature Fonts for Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Fonts are perfect for Logo design, greeting cards, quotes, posters, branding, postcards, stationary design, art quote, typography, or fashion look book design and DIY project to make your art/design project look pretty and trendy.

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What obsolete computer punch cards reveal about the history of information design in today's era of unseen data

Creative Boom

As designer and publisher Patrick Fry puts it, "Data used to be physical". His new book, Print Punch: Artefacts From The Punch Card Era , drives this point home in beautiful imagery and striking, considered editorial design by exploring the time of the computer punch card. "In