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Books, Design and Culture

December 18, 2012
by Dan
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Favourite Covers of 2012

For the past couple of years now (since Joseph Sullivan put the Book Design Review on ice in fact), I’ve been posting a short list of my favourite covers for books for the year. Now that thing for the New … Continue reading

September 19, 2012
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

A design collaboration between Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische, Penguin Drop Caps is  a 26-book series of hardcover classics. The first six books go on sale November 27th. See the covers at Imprint. Plumbing — An interview with book designer John Gall at The Believer: … Continue reading

May 11, 2011
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Half Crazy — Matt Dorfman on his great book cover design for The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, published by Riverhead Books: Riverhead did not skimp on the production touches for this one. They sprung for a combination gritty matte … Continue reading

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