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.
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]
Filed under Design, Music
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
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]
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.
I put up a quick Barthes-based design over the weekend for my various internet avatars.
With my birthday as the excuse, I indulged in some amateur design work.
gloomsday 2011 posters series #1: rimbaud
gloomsday 2011 posters series #2: dickinson
gloomsday 2011 posters series #3: arctic monkeys
gloomsday 2011 posters series #4: beckett
gloomsday 2011 posters series #5: lynch
gloomsday 2011 posters series #6: radiohead
The set of six can also be viewed on Flickr. [via Flickr]
Happy 70th, Bob!
I also made a wallpaper to celebrate. It’s in 1920 x 1080.
Original photograph by William Claxton.
[Full resolution via flickr]
Filed under Design, Music
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
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.