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. Having designed and built the website, which allows youngsters to craft their own stories online, Andy Gott and Loz Ives worked closely once again with Fabled's founder, Laura Hamm, to transform the app into print. With a minimal design, the concept is simple and allows the children's stories to breathe. "We

20 Best Free PDF and E-books on Graphic Design

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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. Read more

Design Case Study: Book Design for Oversharing My Selves with Shillington Teacher Annette Dennis

Shillington

Annette Dennis is a Shillington teacher in Melbourne, a graphic designer and art director who specialises in branding, visual identity and editorial design. I had always had a love of print and books in particular. Can you walk us through some of your process for the book design?

Ekta: 160 Faces by Lundgren+Lindqvist

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird 160 Faces is a new publication from Swedish artist Daniel Götesson working under the name Ekta, designed by Lundgren+Lindqvist and distributed under the studio’s publishing arm ll’Editions.

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David Pearson: “We can be braver with book design in the UK”

Design Week

The third year of book cover designer David Pearson’s university degree at Central Saint Martins, he admits, should have been spent focusing on his degree show. “Book design is at its most fun when you’ve got something to kick against.”

“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. The annual competition was originally known as Fifty Books of the Year, and jurors focused on the “construction of the book and the printed page”, its current organiser Heather Strelecki tells Design Week. As book production expanded, so did the AIGA’s outlook. In the 1960s, it started to evaluate covers distinct from the books inside.

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Queremos Sonreír by Mucho

BP&O

Graphic Design Reviews Publishing Book & Magazine Design Book Design Review Branding Agency British Design Colour in Use: Fluorescent Coloured Paper Design Blog Design For Print Design Inspiration Design News Design Opinion Design Reviews Design Reviews: Editorial Design Editorial Design Fluorescent Ink From Europe Graphic Design Graphic Design Blog Spanish Design The Best Design for Print 2020 The Very Best of 2020 Typography

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Wonders is a new poetry book with a modern appeal

Trendland

Wonders is a poetry book by a Montreal-based Studio Monozygote featuring a collection of poems and illustrations by a local artist Karim. With 75 original texts and 69 images, the publication was imagined as an art book but suitable to be read on the go. Words Marta Knas.

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Inside Lottozero by Studio Mut

BP&O

Art and Design Graphic Design Reviews Art Book Artist Books Book & Magazine Design Book Design Review Branding Agency Design Blog Design For Print Design Inspiration Design News Design Opinion Design Reviews Design Reviews: Editorial Design Edge Painted Detail Editorial Design From Europe Graphic Design Graphic Design Blog Italian Design Material Thinking Screen-print Studio Mut The Best Graphic Design Work of 2016 The Very Best of 2016 Typography

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Origen México by Blok

BP&O

Art and Design Graphic Design Reviews Book & Magazine Design Book Design Review Coloured Paper Design Blog Design For Print Design Opinion Design Reviews Design Reviews: Editorial Design Editorial Design Graphic Design Graphic Design Blog Material Thinking The Best Design for Print 2019 The Very Best of 2019 Typography

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White Rabbit Collection by Toko

BP&O

Art and Design Graphic Design Reviews Art Book Book & Magazine Design Book Design Review Branding Agency Coloured Paper Design Blog Design For Print Design Inspiration Design News Design Opinion Design Reviews Design Reviews: Editorial Design Designed in Sydney Editorial Design From Australia Graphic Design Graphic Design Blog The Best Design for Print 2020 The Very Best of 2020 Typography

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Daniel Jensen: Current Events by Bedow

BP&O

His latest book, designed by Bedow, features artworks that are figurative and abstract, unrelated and absent a narrative. Opinion by Richard Baird Daniel Jensen is a Swedish artist whose work moves between paintings, sculptures and drawings and explores themes such as society and pop-culture, film, literature and nature. With such compelling and intense imagery of colour […].

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A Book on Books looks into the past, present and future of book design and publishing

Its Nice That

Featuring in-depth discussions with industry leaders, this recently published tome celebrates all things bookish for bibliophiles far and wide.

Albert Oehlen Book by Zak Group

BP&O

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. Working with canvas, he brings together a bricolage of figurative, collaged, abstract and computer-generated elements, with a particular focus on process and self-imposed parameters such as limited colour palettes.

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Erik Berglin: The Bird Project by Lundgren+Lindqvist

BP&O

Art and Design Graphic Design Reviews Art Book Designed by Lundgren+Lindqvist From Scandinavia Swedish DesignText by Richard Baird. Erik Berglin is Stockholm-based contemporary artist. His work is flows from his understanding that some people find the art gallery uninviting and uncomfortable, and the artworks displayed as requiring insight to really appreciate. He himself has said that he dislikes 90% of the exhibitions he visits but adores the 10%.

Fashion Central Saint Martins by Praline

BP&O

Art and Design Fashion Graphic Design Reviews Book & Magazine Cover Design Book & Magazine Design Book Design Review Design Blog Design For Print Design Reviews: Editorial Design Designed by Praline Designed in London Editorial Design Graphic Design Graphic Design Blog Magazine Design Open Bind Spot Colours The Very Best of 2019

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.

Top 20 Best Blinkist Book Summaries for Designers & Creatives

Just Creative

The best designers develop multi-disciplinary skills, not just in the field of design but in many other areas such as marketing, sales, creativity, productivity, leadership, communication, money and do this through personal development and by always learning. Branding Books design

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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

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

Thinking Design

From Copyright Alliance, original post can be found here: copyrightalliance.org/ca_post/book-designer-secondari/ This week we would like you to meet Creative Director and Book Designer Linda Secondari. What was the inspiration behind becoming a Creative Director and Book Designer? I love books; I love the combination of words and images. To me, that’s what Design is, problem-solving. Want to get your book into the hands of readers?

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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.

Book designer David Pearson returns to Penguin’s bestselling series, Great Ideas

Its Nice That

Having designed the first books and even coined the name of the four-million-copy series, Pearson tells us more about some of his favourite covers for the new titles featuring authors Simone Weil and Audre Lorde.

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. A nostalgic look at the development and expansion of the game to boot, this book will help fill the void until the first pitch of the 2020 season is finally thrown. Curiosity Books design

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Futuristic The Wild Mushroom Cookbook

Trendland

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. BOOK & MAG ILLUSTRATION book Book Design cookbook illustrations layout mushroom photography psychedelic Sami Tallberg Sofia Pusa sofia pushThe 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.

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.

Typography treasure trove St Bride enlists designers’ help in securing its future

Its Nice That

Lucienne Roberts, Matt Willey, David Pearson and more have created We Are Type artworks to mark the institution’s 125th anniversary, supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to continue its work in printing, type, graphic and book design.

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. A shoddy book cover will make prospective readers question the value of the content within. But, a strong cover design will catch a reader’s eye, capture their interest and communicate what the book is about. Design by smarikaahuja.

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5 Common Self-Publishing Mistakes To Avoid and What to Do Instead

Crowd Spring

Use these tips and insights to help avoid the top 5 mistakes many authors make when self-publishing a new book. Design Graphic Design Marketing Design Print Design

Eddie Opara uses typography to enhance the impact of Dawoud Bey's imagery

Its Nice That

In a book design for SFMoma’s retrospective on the photographer, the Pentagram partner subtly weaves emotive themes into the layout.

Witches brew comes to life with delightful fictional beer designed by Vanessa Lovegrove

Creative Boom

I also really liked to play around with the idea that beer packaging could have a more female-oriented focus, with soft colours, strong women and florals being a part of my design.

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“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. Read more

We dive into a new archive of over 1,000 book covers from the Arab world

Its Nice That

Egyptian designer Moe Elhossieny talks us through why he launched his Design Repository and what he’s already learned about Arabic book design from the collection.

Michael Gillette's illustrations turn our favourite musicians into their canine counterparts

Creative Boom

And to mark this joyous occasion, dog and culture magazine, Four&Sons , has announced it will launch its first book this October, featuring illustrations by Michael Gillette that depict famous musicians as pooches. If you didn't yet know it, today is International Dog Day.

Studio Culture Now: Advice and guidance for designers in a changing world?

Creative Boom

If it's published by Unit Editions, you can guarantee a book's going to be a bit of a belter – beautifully produced, lavished with stunning imagery, and thoughtfully penned with one eye on the storied history of visual culture and the other on its relevance for practitioners today.

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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. Aside from the upcoming exhibition, there's also a beautiful accompanying book. Designed by Sarah Boris and published by Counter Print , it reproduces the work contributed for the show.

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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. Of his work Erik Spiekermann said: "As typographers, designers, and printers, we translate words into written communication.

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