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May 20, 2022
Cover Designs For “The Rift”
Cover Designs For “The Rift”

Presented by Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner, The Rift tells the story of a single mother and her son whose lives change forever after witnessing a WWII fighter pilot from 1941 crash land in present-day Kansas. They find themselves drawn into the work of Section 47, a secret government organization responsible for responding to Rifts […]

March 20, 2022
“Fantastique”: the first retrospective book about French engraving artist Gustave Doré
“Fantastique”: the first retrospective book about French engraving artist Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré. The name may not sound so familiar outside of France or engravers’ circles, but it should be more widely known by people with a knack for art. Doré is mostly known for his illustrative engraving work, often on biblical topics and displaying a stunning level of craft and an unmatched love for details. […]

October 26, 2020
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring reinterpreted by Berke Yazicioglu in a series of 11 tapestries
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring reinterpreted by Berke Yazicioglu in a series of 11 tapestries

One way to change your perspective on your creative work is to start using new techniques and experimenting with it. That’s what Berke Yazicioglu did in this project. The London-based illustrator did this by starting an ambitious project that involved jacquard weaving. For this series, the artist chose Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as a topic […]

October 2, 2020
David Pearson’s Creative Covers For Penguin’s Great Ideas Series
David Pearson’s Creative Covers For Penguin’s Great Ideas Series

For its Great Ideas series, Penguin worked with book cover expert David Pearson, a graphic designer based in the UK. The designer took a type-based approach to nail the covers of these non-fiction books that feature no less than authors like George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, or Karl Marx. Pearson’s collaboration started early in the branding […]

January 12, 2018
The surreal conceptual illustrations of Andrea Ucini
The surreal conceptual illustrations of Andrea Ucini

If you are a reader of notorious magazines such as Wired, Entrepreneur Magazine, LeMonde, Die Zeit and New Scientist, you may have already stumbled upon Andrea Ucini’s work. If you are like me, you were probably charmed by the surreal scenes depicted by the artist, as well as the considerable amount of poetry Ucini puts in […]

November 22, 2017
Design book: Can graphic design save your life?
Design book: Can graphic design save your life?

As designers, we are familiar with the crucial role graphic design plays in conveying information in a more efficient matter. Good graphic design actually goes much further than that; it goes as far as saving lives. Specialized publisher GraphicDesign& recently released a book that demonstrates how graphic design, when done right, can save your life. […]

June 17, 2017
Graphic design work by Everyday Practice
Graphic design work by Everyday Practice

The Korean design studio, founded by Kwon Joonho, Kim Kyung-chul and Kim Eojin, regularly works for Cultural institutions and has a collaborative approach to design. They work primarily in the field of graphic design, but also like to experiment with other types of design. You can discover more of their work on their portfolio website.

February 15, 2017
A look at the top magazine designs
A look at the top magazine designs

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 […]

February 5, 2017
The best of “1984” book covers
The best of “1984” book covers

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 […]

December 7, 2016
An impressive 3D movable book about type
An impressive 3D movable book about type

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 […]

November 20, 2016
Pirate Utopia: book design and illustration by John Coulthart
Pirate Utopia: book design and illustration by John Coulthart

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.

October 15, 2016
Depero Futurista: The Bolted Book
Depero Futurista: The Bolted Book

Some famous books shape the world for the unique influence they have on people’s ideas and actions. Some other, less famous, books also have a tremendous influence in their field, but just don’t get the same global recognition and stay in the shadow. Depero Futurista is one of those. This design book, considered by some […]

August 7, 2016
This amazing book contains puzzles you need to solve in order to keep on reading
This amazing book contains puzzles you need to solve in order to keep on reading

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 […]

June 7, 2016
A concept art book that features a paper cutted house
A concept art book that features a paper cutted house

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 […]

May 10, 2016
Penguin Galaxy covers by Alex Trochut
Penguin Galaxy covers by Alex Trochut

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 […]