The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

December 13, 2011
by Dan

Favourite Covers of 2011

After posting my long overdue picks for 2010 last week, here are my selections for my favourite book covers of 2011. I’m currently reading Where The Stress Falls a collection of writing by Susan Sontag published in 2001. In an … Continue reading

December 7, 2011
by Dan

My Favourite Covers of 2010

At the end of last year, Joseph Sullivan, curator of the late lamented The Book Design Review, asked me to write about my favourite covers of 2010. I’d always stayed away from such posts in the past because it was Joseph’s … Continue reading

January 13, 2010
by Dan

Goodbye BDR

Just like every other book blogger (and their mum),  I was sadden to read that Joseph Sullivan has decided to put his blog The Book Design Review on an “indefinite hiatus.” The BDR has consistently been one of my favourite … Continue reading

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