Category Archives: Design

Cover designs.

Have a look at some of Peter Mendelsund’s self-rejected designs for covers of Julio Cortázar books (mostly Hopscotch). [via Jacket Mechanical]

Remember that Hopscotch is 50 this year. Cortázar himself would be 100 next year, I believe. Good time to revisit the books.

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Barnbrook on Bowie.

Graphic designer and film maker Jonathan Barnbrook, who collaborated with David Bowie on The Next Day and Heathen, discusses his experience working with the man.

[Video from Vimeo]

[via the Victoria and Albert Museum]

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Alvin Lustig postcards.

Alvin Lustig, postcards of book cover designs [Source: New Directions]

A set of fifty Alvin Lustig book cover postcards will be coming from New Directions. [via New Directions]

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Cover to cover.

Paper Darts has a feature on some of the prettiest book covers of the past year (and a few from this year as well). Have a gander. [via Paper Darts]

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Doctor Who print.

Fro Design Co, "The Man From Gallifrey", 2012 (Source: Fro Design Co Store)

Fro Design Co celebrates Doctor Who with an excellent print that I am too poor to afford. [via Fro Design Co Store]

(I’ve deliberately linked the little image so you have to go to the source to get a better look.)

It features all Doctors previous and current, and is also future-proof. Or past-present-and-future-proof, if you will, because:

Every time the Doctor regenerates
you will receive a blue envelope in the mail
with a vinyl press on of the new Doctor
along with instructions on
where to place him on the design.

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Briefly Barthes

barthes

I put up a quick Barthes-based design over the weekend for my various internet avatars.

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Gloomsday 2011 Posters Series

With my birthday as the excuse, I indulged in some amateur design work.

gloomsday 2011 #1: rimbaud

gloomsday 2011 posters series #1: rimbaud

gloomsday 2011 #2: dickinson

gloomsday 2011 posters series #2: dickinson

gloomsday 2011 #3: arctic monkeys

gloomsday 2011 posters series #3: arctic monkeys

gloomsday 2011 #4: beckett

gloomsday 2011 posters series #4: beckett

gloomsday 2011 #5: lynch

gloomsday 2011 posters series #5: lynch

gloomsday 2011 #6: radiohead

gloomsday 2011 posters series #6: radiohead

The set of six can also be viewed on Flickr. [via Flickr]

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Wallpaper.

Happy 70th, Bob!

I also made a wallpaper to celebrate. It’s in 1920 x 1080.

Original photograph by William Claxton.

[via flickr]
[Full resolution via flickr]

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Fro Design Co

Federico Fellini, 8 1/2, Fro Design Co

The Fro Design Co Store has several prints based on popular culture (primarily film and television) up for sale. They look amazing.

[via Fro Design Co Store]

Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis, "Gregor Samsa", Fro Design Co

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Singa the Courtesy Lion/Panda

Singa the Courtesy Lion, panda edition.

Bought this today. Photographed it hastily in my very dark room in front of my seven tanukis.

You can buy these from Play Imaginative.

Find out more about the entire collection (which I’m too poor to afford) at the Singa Collection page: [link here].

Be kind to pandas.

 

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