Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

The Only Time You Should Judge A Book By Its Cover.

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A series of paperback book covers for Penguin’s science fiction imprint, ‘Penguin Worlds’ was published in the UK, in September of 2016.  The series aims to republish classic sci-fi titles with new covers designed by La Boca that have one foot in the past, and one foot in the future.  Check the method.
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Each book is accompanied by an animated pack-shot for online use.

Unexpected Layers of Glass

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Born in Tokyo, Dusseldorf-based artist Ramon Todo creates beautiful textural juxtapositions using layers of glass in unexpected places. Starting with various stones, volcanic rock, fragments of the Berlin wall, and even books, the artist inserts perfectly cut glass fragments that seem to slice through the object resulting in segments of translucence where you would least expect it.

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Chermayeff And Geismar: Harvard University Press Logo

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Harvard university press identity – an ivy-encircled, shield- shaped insignia had resided beautifully on the spines of countless books, but was too complicated to work effectively in the digital realm, both in terms of rending and unifying the  imprint across ever- proliferating platforms. So the century-old publishing house came to Chermayeff & Geismar, which had designed logos for major publishers such as harper collins, princeton university press, the smithsonian institution and the library of congress to create a new identity designed for the digital age.
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Dark Knight Bookshelves


The Dark Knight Bookshelves may be a good addition to your home furnishings. It would probably be the most bat-tastic thing in your batman collection.

Creative Bookworm Bookcase by Atelier 010

The Dutch designers at Atelier 010 have created the Bookworm bookcase. Bookworm is the sculptural answer to a commission to design and produce an organic bookcase. Due to the curved shape, the case also offers a place to sit and relax. The self-supporting shape consists of three parts, which are assembled on site and kept upright by a stainless steel foot in the sidewall. Bending thin layers of MDF and plywood across custom-made molds creates the curved shape. The outsides of the walls are spray-painted in colour, whilst the insides are fresh in white. A light bulb dangling from the top of the worm gives light to the reader’s eyes.

The Pressing Pigeon ‘Eye Chart Quotes’

In recent months I have come across some amazing work that really knows how to capture your eyes and that is exactly what this design company has done. The Pressing Pigeon, primarily sells ‘Eye Chart Quotes’ in their shop but they also have some other typographic designs that they are trying to expand on. This adorable couple, Amanda Maldonado and Cameron Aiken design everything together. She has her work station and he has his, while they enjoy each others great company. They are able to work at home and have a great time while doing something that they love together. Cameron explained that,

The reason we moved forward with the eye charts is that we both love quoting movies, books, authors and song lyrics. Amanda and I always find ourselves joking around and quoting everyone. We tried a few ideas to come up with a layout that would be fun and clever, that’s when we decided on the ‘Eye Chart’ look.  If you have just the image to look at, you first recognize the name at the bottom (if there is one) and then you have to figure out what the ‘Eye Chart’ is trying to spell out. It’s quite entertaining to watch someone sit there and stare blankly at the image until it clicks and they figure out with it says.

Their Goal is is to offer as many quotes, lyrics and idioms as possible. Amanda and Cameron plan to use this as a source of revenue to branch into other areas of creativity and sales. It could lead to another print shop, baked goods, soaps, nail polish or anything else that they find interesting. If you are interested in seeing more of their work, click on the picture below to go to their shop. This could be a great present for the up coming holidays for someone you know who has an eye for design.