The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

May 1, 2014
by Dan

Triangles Are My Favourite Shape Part Two

To paraphrase The Smiths circa 1987, I may have started something I can’t finish with this triangles on book covers thing. Typical me. This is my second post on the topic, and there is one more in the works, but then I … Continue reading

April 13, 2012
by Dan
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Something for the Weekend

A stunning new cover for James Joyce’s The Dubliners by German designer Apfel Zet (which reminds me — in a good way — of Tony Meeuwissen’s Woodbine-inspired cover for Billy Liar published by Penguin in the 1970’s). Consistent Forms of Hostility — With an exhibition opening … Continue reading

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