Archive for the ‘book design’ Category

…. just very good indeed. Isaac Tobin’s jacket designs, mainly for the University of Chicago Press. Pointer from The Book Design Review, a while back. Image: jacket for Chad Heap’s Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940. Interestingly, this seems not to be the final jacket – this is the book’s page at […]

Book Club font


Nice design from Danish firm Byggstudio: Book Club font on the cover of a literary dictionary. November 2005. [] via FFFFound, etc.

From signandsight, again, Cees Nooteboom on a classic of Dutch literature: I know of no other book whose characters keep each other in such a stranglehold of withheld information, until it seems as if the story itself is being played out in a cocoon of silence… The book is Karakter, by Ferdinand Bordewijk (1938), a […]



If you missed design blog The Serif’s series of redesigned book jackets from a week or so ago, go back and take a look. Standouts for me were Mitchell McLain’s version of Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, Premjit Ramachandran’s Naked Lunch, and Ray Slater’s classic Penguin look for James and The Giant Peach. Babelio is […]

Mrs Murphy


Outstanding vintage jacket design, spotted by type designer Mark Simonson, (who keeps a pretty spiffy notebook).



A Different Stripe has a post not quite all about All About H. Hatterr, G. V. Desani’s book, and some other novels about modern India The Elegant Variation alerts us to the fact that the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize has just been announced … and, well, me either, but a number of […]