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Books, Design and Culture

June 2, 2014
by Dan
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Book Covers of Note June 2014

Well, this seems to have become a regular thing doesn’t it? I have to confess that I still haven’t quite figured out exactly what covers to include in these monthly posts, only that they’re recent and I like them. It’s … Continue reading

February 6, 2014
by Dan
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The Bee’s Knees

Sara Wood kindly let me know that fellow designer Steve Attardo has not only started his own freelance studio NinetyNorth Design, but also delivered this rather fine jacket design for Laline Paull’s forthcoming novel The Bees. The book’s publisher Ecco has … Continue reading

December 5, 2012
by Dan
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The Universal Arts of Graphic Design

The latest episode of the PBS Arts series Off Book is all about graphic design. Contributors include Debbie Millman, Emily Oberman, Drew Freeman, and Ecco book designer Steve Attardo:

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