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This year’s best book covers from ABCD

The winning cover for the CRIME/THRILLER category: “Dark Pines” by Will Dean, Designer: Mark Swan

The Academy of Book Cover Design, aka “ABCD”,  announced its covers of the year, and the following are the winners  for each category.

The winning cover for the YOUNG ADULT category: “Surrender” by Sonya Hartnett, Designer: Jack Noel, Illustrator: Jeffrey Alan Love

The winning cover for the SCI-FI/FANTASY category: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, Designer: Suzanne Deane, Illustrator: Noma Bar

The winning covers for the SERIES DESIGN category: “Pan 70th Series”, Designer: Justine Anweiler & Stuart Wilson

 

The winning cover for the CLASSICS/REISSUE category: “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, Designer: David Pearson

The winning cover for the CHILDREN’S 0-5 category: “Jill & Lion” by Lesley Barnes, Designer: Lesley Barnes

The winning cover for the LITERARY FICTION category: “The Blot” by Jonathan Lethem, Designer: Jon Gray, Art Director: Suzanne Dean

The winning cover for the CHILDREN’S 6-12 category: “Think and Make Like an Artist” by Claudia Bolt & Eleanor Meredith, Designer: Shaz Mandani, Illustrator: Jay Wright, Ola Niepsuj & Laura Bird

The winning cover for the MASS MARKET category: “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao” by Martha Batalha, Designer: Sinem Erkas

Worth seeing the shortlisted work in each category on the ABCD site.

A children’s book by Jessica Hische

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.

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A book about the story of Letraset

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.

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Here We Are – the new book from Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is one of my favorite illustrators! His new book “Here We Are, Notes for Living on Planet Earth” is a witty, tender introduction to the world for his newborn son.

 

‘Here We Are’ Art Poster

‘The Animals’ Art Poster

I would gladly hang an Oliver Jeffers print on my wall! These posters include art and text from his new book.

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A new book from House Industries

Known for its eclectic font collections, House Industries has been around the design world for more than 25 years. Apart from the beautiful mid-century style fonts, they have also designed everything from books, home decor, toys, stationery, t-shirts and apparel for women and men. They are now releasing a new book titled The Process is the Inspiration on May 30.

In their words: “With topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully-useful volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Presented in the honest, authentic, and often irreverent style that you’ve come to expect from House Industries, The Process is the Inspiration is a collection of helpful lessons, stories and case studies that demonstrate how you can transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work … Most importantly, this book shows that there’s no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.”

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Traveling back in time with “Dear Photograph”

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Dear Photograph, letting go of my mother’s hand on the first day of school was always the hardest.Liz

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Dear Photograph, I thought Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.Gregg

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Dear Photograph, remember when you had to come home when the streetlight came on? Where are the good old days when the neighborhood was full of kids outside playing tag, hide-and-seek, and Wiffle ball?Those were the kick-the-can fun times!Linda

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Dear Photograph, at the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram. I’m so proud of my father.Eva

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Dear Photograph, why did we watch TV so close’ – Simon

Dear Photograph started off as a small nostalgic blog created by Taylor Jones. Very soon it went viral.

The idea is simple: hold a picture from the past in the place where it was photographed and take a picture of the picture. Add a caption to explain the meaning it has for you and you may be part of a collection of thousands of other moments traveling back in time. So many actually, that the creator decided to turn them also into a book. Digital nostalgia of the highest order!

Food Faces, a fun art/cook book

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This is a new art/cook book with funny food faces by Day Dreamers Limited. The Howling Wolfman Pancakeface is sooo good! Funny Faces and funny names!

They also have a coloring book and a placemat on their shop.

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The book from Daily Overview

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One of my favorite websites is Daily Overview, a project that brings you new breathtaking satellite images of earth every day. They now announced the release of a book called Overview, with a collection of the best images (overviews), as well as new ones.

Looks like a great idea for a gift !

Exquisite F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book covers

F. Scott Fitzgerald spines by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Flappers F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-SmithDamned F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Tycoon F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-SmithGreat Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-SmithTender F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-SmithParadise F. Scott Fitzgerald by Coralie Bickford-Smith

I discovered the enchanting work of book designer Coralie Pickford-Smith recently.

The above selection is the exquisite series for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book covers for Penguin Classics, one of the many beautiful series she created, drawing inspiration from the Art Deco period, combined with metallic foil printing on matt paper.

Culture caps

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For her senior thesis, graduate Rebecca Mah created Culture Caps, a drop-cap alphabet inspired from different cultures and countries. Each letter incorporates design aesthetics from different parts of the world with great detail and beautiful execution. An excellent breakthrough project for a young designer.

The project also includes a book, a poster, and a website, which unfortunately is under construction at the moment.

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