Some great resources and inspiration for editorial design.
The art of designing magazines lies in two different areas – the striking cover design and the layout of the contents. The magazine and journal scene has well and truly been revived and, in recent years, it has taken on a very elegant and artful form. We have come a long way from the conventional […]
Since the election of Donald Trump, George Orwell’s most famous book, 1984, has seen a surge in sales. Printmag took this occasion as an opportunity to take a look at the covers created for this book accross countries and decades. You can see a few of the covers here, but check out Printmag’s article for […]
I’ve always wondered why books with paper gimmicks were mostly designed for children books, but now there is a great example that targets type lovers and graphic designers. This Movable book of letterforms was designed by Kevin Steele to serve as an example to show how pop-up books can be used to educate people. In […]
John Coulthart is a talented illustrator and designer who creates stunning designs for books. He also runs a great blog where he shares his work, among other things. The Pirate Utopia layouts and illustrations is the latest work he shared.
When you start thinking that everything has already been done in book design, an innovative designer pops up and creates something you’ve never seen and you would never have thought of. Brady Whitney is an industrial designer, which gives him a different approach to designing books, thanks to his background. If you take a look […]
As his name suggests, Olafur Eliasson is an artist from Northern Europe based in Berlin, Germany. I only discovered recently one of his earlier project: Your House. Your House is a concept book that was released as an artistic project and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. The […]
Penguin did it again, they released a new series of classic books (sci-fi this time) with gorgeous covers. This time, they asked New-York based designer Alex Trochut to work on the designs. The designer chose to take a purely typographic approach to the project. For each cover, he used a line-based lettering system that he […]
Wang Zhi-Hong is a talented Chinese graphic designer based in Taiwan. His work in general shows a great eye for typography, color, and graphic design in general, but it’s his book layout on Dutch modernism that really caught my interest. The layout is obviously grid-based, shows all the work of the Dutch designers with proper […]
Andrew Joyce and David Robert are two designers based in Tokyo. Inspired by the gorgeous covers of the New Yorker or the Parisianer, they decided to pay a tribute to these magazines iconic covers by creating an imaginary Tokyo counterpart: the Tokyoiter. The covers layouts and illustrations are of course heavily inspired by the two […]
If you follow world politics a little, there is at least one of Henry David Thoreau’s concepts that you are already familiar with: civil disobedience. If you are not familiar with that book or the ideas it promotes, just know that examplary people like Martin Luther King or Gandhi used this book as inspiration to […]
As usual when Penguin launches anything, designers around the world take a good look and enjoy the work. They opted for a minimalist style with a clever use of color for the covers. The colors may seems randomly chosen, but each color is attached to the original language of the book. Orange is for English, […]
Internet browsers took some concepts from books, like the bookmarks for example. For her design diploma’s work in 2010, Maria Fischer did the opposite, she took a concept that is typically found on the internet, hyperlinks, and tried to apply it to a book. For that purpose, she used strings to connect words with other […]
To achieve perfection in your craft, it’s good to spend a lot of time focusing on one thing. For designers, specializing in one field of graphic or web design can be the way to create your best work. Based in UK, graphic designer Anna Green has become one of the top book designers out there, […]
Ever noticed how looking for something colorful on stock photo sites inevitably brings up some candies and sweets photos? It’s probably the colorful thing that appeals the most to our inner-child. In Japan, they also produce traditional confectionary name wagashi. I can’t tell you about the taste of it, as I haven’t tried it for myself, […]
Grid-based design with nice typographic hierarchy, check. Gorgeous Didone typeface for the title, check. Awesome, catchy, and colorful illustrations, check. I’d love to find something that’s not perfect with these covers for the Italian Economic Revue, but in my opinion they are flawless. The illustrations are the work of the talented Italien illustrator Ray Oranges. Now […]