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Books, Design and Culture

February 6, 2015
by Dan
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Lettres Libres

Canadian designer Catherine D’Amours kindly let me know about her work at Nouvelle Administration to redesign the ‘Lettres Libres’ series published by Montreal-based publisher Lux Éditeur, with the help of Jolin Masson, a freelancer for the team. Printed on craft paper, each cover has its own pattern based on the … Continue reading

September 3, 2014
by Dan

Book Covers of Note September 2014

It’s hard to believe it is already September, but here we are… time for another round of book covers! If you’re new to this feature, each month I collect together new and recent covers that have caught my eye in the … Continue reading

May 7, 2014
by Dan

Le Quartanier Série NOVA by Catherine D’Amours

Catherine D’Amours of Pointbarre Collective recently got in touch to tell me about NOVA, a series of ten novellas she designed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Montreal-based publisher Le Quartanier. Opting for a minimalistic grid and a sober sans-serif font, Catherine designed ten illustrations and … Continue reading

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