The Book Cover Archive

16 March 2009


The Book Cover Archive “For The Purpose Of Appreciation And Categorization”. They’re open to submissions, so go ahead and let them know. If you’re looking for something older, then check Joe Kral’s Flickr page for old Penguin and Pelican book covers.

Andy Stewart

09 March 2009

Andy Stewart is a Scottish designer working at Native. Thanks for the link Andy.

Patrick Fry

01 March 2009

Patrick Fry is a recent grad from London College of Communications. Thanks for the link!

Barney Bubbles new book/blog

20 February 2009


There’s an interesting new blog in support of Paul Gorman’s book, Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles, featuring expanded and adapted material from the book as well as new and previously unpublished information and images about the designer.

A little about Barney Bubbles, if you’re unfamiliar: Barney was responsible for posters for The Rolling Stones, light shows for Pink Floyd, 150+ record sleeves for the likes of Hawkwind, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Billy Bragg and Depeche Mode, and pioneering promo videos, stage sets, post-modern furniture and paintings as well as a host of book and magazine designs.

Book available here.

American Illustration 27

11 February 2009

AI Book

Here is a look at the new American Illustration 27 book designed by Open, NY with an original fold-out jacket-as-poster by Ted McGrath.

Images are one-image-per-page with creative credits and contact info for each of the winning artists from the 2007 AI Competition. (The 2009 competition is accepting entries now). Only a limited number of copies are still available of this beautifully designed book – an art book and resource all in one.


Handmade Nation

10 February 2009

Handmade Nation

Good design is slick, clean, and about large budgets (and egos), right? Not always.

There is an entire movement that has swept the world. It is all about a more organic community oriented approach towards design that many believe in so wholeheartedly they have titled it The DIY (do it yourself) Community.

Director Faythe Levine has edited footage she collected from 15 cities, and over 80 DIY community pioneers around the United States, into ‘Handmade Nation‘, a 65 minute film that documents this cultural tendency.

(The book, written in collaboration with Cortney Heimerl, can be purchased at Amazon here).

All Screenings Here

Coming this week:

Feb 11: New York City, Power House Arena (Book signing and panel)

Feb 12, 14, & 15: New York City, Museum of Arts and Design

More will be held in Toronto, Barcelona, Melbourne, San Francisco, Madison, Eureka, Portland.

Coralie Bickford-Smith

09 February 2009

Book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith talks about designing a series of horror classics for Penguin called Gothic Reds. Flickr set of all the covers here. Also check out this great interview with Coralie at design:related.

Peter and Paul

21 January 2009

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After a hiatus of more than 4 months while I was travelling in Asia, here is my first post since I got back. First up is Peter and Paul with some nice clean work and an extremely well documented website.

Antoine + Manuel

19 January 2009







Antoine + Manuel exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, it is the opportunity to rediscover the amazing work of this two talented graphics designers.

gig poster book

Today a book including some of the greatest present day print illustrators of our time is being made available for your home library.

Gigposters, the first (and best) online community website for poster illustrators has officially made an 11″x 14″ book available for pre-order called, Gig Posters Volume I: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century.

Drum roll (here) please?

This impressive publication includes over 100 posters perforated and ready-to-hang so you can tear them out and show them anywhere you like. On top of that there are hundreds of more images. This is so great!

Guess what? It is only $4o, and if you pre-order now you will have the choice of 1,2, or 3 random Jay Ryan art prints for something around $10 each (first 1200 buyers).

For purchasing, more detailed information, and a list of artists involved, go to: