Kevin Brainard has some really strong book covers in his portfolio.
Kevin Brainard is a creative director, a designed an educator, and the principal of Pleasure—a design studio with a diverse group of clients including the branding, publishing, and entertainment industries.
The Fabric of Design a design for a limited edition oyster card holder, designed by Andreas Neophytou.
I’m loving this, great use of the weird but iconic patters that all Londoners know so well! Very striking. It’s part of a series of oyster card cases that are celebrating the London design festival, and 150th birthday of Transport for London. You can find out more, and see the others in the series here, worth looking at the Noma Bar one too, brilliant as always!
You can follow Andreas Neophytou on tumblr here; http://blog.andreasneophytou.com/. I’ve been following him for ages, big admirer of his work! Lots of really lovely logos in his portfolio.
Food for thought by Allan Peters, Danielle Evans and the Target InHouse team;
We were faced with a challenge - no one in Canada realized that Target carried grocery products. Our idea was simply create beautiful headlines out of food. I did a little research and found a young and extremely talented letterer named Danielle Evans who had been experimenting with food and was really good at it. We wrote some lines, roughed a few layouts, found some beautiful surfaces and then flew her to the studio. It was a very organic process that came together in only a few weeks with a very small team.
Hawt Sauce is the first in Telegramme Studios collaboration series;
We have teamed up with small upstart Holloway Kitchen to produce this limited edition, EXTRA THICK HOT SAUCE. 250ml of this versatile gourmet sauce comes packaged in a two sided, hand screen-printed, 90gsm recycled paper wrap, including serving suggestions and an awesome burger recipe.
Includes an exclusive 2 colour, screen-printed, A4 mini print to look at while enjoying this brilliant hot sauce. Small batch - limited to 50 bottles / prints.
This looks so nice! Buy it here store.telegramme.co.uk/product/hot-sauce
& follow Telegramme on tumblr! http://blog.telegramme.co.uk/
Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to see the brilliant typographer & lettering artist Seb Lester give a talk at the Museum of Brands in West London.
Above is the rather lovely print I received at the event, designed by Seb himself and printed by Brighton based screen-print studio A New Star in the Sky. It’s a silvery black ink on white paper, the photos really don’t do it justice unfortunately.
The talk was fantastic, expect to see a write up about it for my blog at work soon! After the talk I had the pleasure of meeting Seb, who is a very nice guy and grew up a few streets away from me! You can follow Seb Lester on tumblr here; http://seblester.tumblr.com/
The lecture was organised by Playdesk, which is well worth checking out if you fancy coming to some design lectures in London and for a drink or two after (here is me looking confused).
I’m absolutely loving these designs for the New Yorker by designer Timothy Goodman ;
I’m excited to have six pieces in The New Yorker’s annual Summer Fiction Issue, entitled “Crimes & Misemeanors.” The theme was noir fiction, and I was asked to come up with ‘title cards’ to represent each fiction piece.
We tried to cover an array of styles from Gothic to Western to 70’s Bollywood, depending on the premise of stories. Two of the pieces were laser cut, all of them were shot on top of textures or old photos to capture the noir vernacular. Also, a great video trailer was shot for the issue (featuring dry ice and fake cocaine).
That Noir film title aesthetic is one of my favorites, especially since I’m a big fan of the genre itself, in both film and fiction. I did something similar (much less amazing though) as part of a book cover project in my 2nd year at uni, which you can see here.
Definitely worth checking out more of his work too, a very enviable folio! ; tgoodman.com/
Prints and patterns designed by Bickford Smith & Johnson. If some of them look familiar it’s because designers Coralie Bickford-Smith and Samantha Johnson both work creatively at Penguin and some of these are offshoots of book related projects;
"We have started out on many collaborations for book covers and thought how great it would be to take certain design themes further, to be freer with our brief and follow our design ideas for other products. The result is Bickford, Smith & Johnson. We can create bespoke surface pattern designs for your products or license existing designs from our portfolio. We also create limited & open editions of hand printed screenprints for sale."
Lovely work! I’m especially liking the quote posters, of phrases from William Blake and Jane Austen. Wouldn’t expect anything less from two excellent book cover designers though!
Give yourself an award, courtesy of Jessica Hische
"Are you a creative person that constantly submits to competitions but never gets in? Are you over 30 and bummed that you missed your chance to be a 20 under 30? or a 30 under 40? or some other random number under some other random number? Well here’s an award for you. If you think you deserve an award, fill in your name and your job title and you’ll be given an award. Then you can put “award winning designer” or whatever on your resumé."
The Smithsonian Libraries have an online ‘galaxy of images’. One of the collections is Book Arts & Design which has some really fascinating typography and book covers from the modernist period, as well as pre-modernism such as the selection above. Love it, so rich especially the Jules Verne cover!