The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

July 30, 2014
by Dan
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Vintage Shorts Designed by Joan Wong

Vintage Books (US) recently announced Vintage Shorts, a series of stories, excerpts and other short pieces exclusively available as eBooks. The bold, geometric ‘covers’ were designed by the talented Joan Wong. And, in case you were wondering, the typeface is Agenda, designed by Greg … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
by Dan
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Triangles Are My Favourite Shape

Let’s tessellate… I’ve been thinking a lot about triangle patterns recently (that’s just how my mind works — don’t ask) and collecting together a few book covers (and related matter) that use them in their designs. I thought I’d share some of the things … Continue reading

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