The Academy of Book Cover Design, aka “ABCD”, announced its covers of the year, and the following are the winners for each category.
Worth seeing the shortlisted work in each category on the ABCD site.
This face! Shot for Martha Stewart Kids 2004 by Italian photographer Tosca Radigonda.
Written and designed by Jessica Hische, this looks like a great kids book with gorgeous lettering. “It’s an uplifting bedtime book about aspiring to do great things tomorrow, reflecting on what you’ve done today, and forgiving yourself for what you haven’t been able to do.” The book will be out on October 2018.
Anyone remember those Letraset font sheets? I have still kept some as a reminder of another era…
This is the book “Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution”, the first comprehensive history of the rubdown lettering system that revolutionised typographic expression.
Ken Wong is the amazing Australian game designer and artist, behind the game Monument Valley, which won an Apple Design Award and two BAFTA Game Awards. He recently founded a new craft games studio called Mountains and just released a new and very interesting game. It is called Florence, and it is an intimate love story experienced through a game.
From the creator’s description: “Florence is an interactive storybook from the award-winning lead designer of Monument Valley about the heart-racing highs and heartbreaking lows of a young woman’s very first love.
Florence Yeoh feels a little… stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world and herself.
Experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s relationship through a series of mini-game vignettes – from flirting to fighting, from helping each other grow… to growing apart. Drawing inspiration from ‘slice of life’ graphic novels and webcomics, Florence is an intimate and unforgettable story.”
The brand new Spike Jonze ad for Apple, starring dancer/singer FKA Twigs, promoting its HomePod music system.
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” Lettering by Jessica Hische.