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Books, Design and Culture

June 10, 2016
by Dan
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Australian Book Design Awards Catalogue 2016

Earlier this week I received a copy of the 2016 Australian Book Design Awards Catalogue designed by Alissa Dinallo. My photos don’t really do it justice, but it is a thing of beauty: You can buy a copy of the catalogue from … Continue reading

December 5, 2014
by Dan
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Catalogue Covers: A Request for Submissions

For the past few years, Quill & Quire (magazine to the stars) has asked Canadian books designers choose their favourite covers of the year. This year, however, instead of choosing a book cover like everybody else, David Gee picked out the McGill-Queen’s University Press Spring 2015 catalogue designed … Continue reading

August 21, 2009
by Dan
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Something for the Weekend, August 21st, 2009

Picador Paperback have posted their fall catalogue to Facebook. Apparently they also did this with their spring list too . Needless to say, I think this is  a great idea. Is any one else doing it? (via Arthur’s Design) Control — … Continue reading

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