Penguin Design

Penguin by Design

i just got sucked deep into the Penguin by Design tumblr (which is run by Penguin). there are some fascinating interviews with artists who have created their book covers – mostly done by hand. which, in a digital age, is so great to see! i love the Bill Bryson covers by illustrator Neil Gower (i actually…

Vintage book covers

Covers, etc: Vol 2

way back in the day i did a post called Covers, etc all about an awesome collection of vintage book covers curated by a gentleman named Richard. there are now almost 1500 book covers in his collection, so it’s well worth a second look. i was just thinking this past weekend how…

Elizabeth Peyton

Oliver Munday

i found book cover design to be one of the most challenging tasks when i was studying. we’d see all these brilliant, often very simple, cover designs and think – of course! but getting there is such hard work (as with anything in design, of course). i am so impressed by the…

tenenbaums

The Tenenbaums & Co.

here’s a treat for all The Royal Tenenbaums fans out there – Criterion has shared the book and magazine covers that appeared in the film, including my favourites Dudley’s World and Henry Sherman’s adorable Accounting For Everything. oh man, how do you pick a favourite, even?

Covers, etc

Covers etc is one of my favourite flickr streams to browse as it combines my love for vintage, design and, occasionally, salaciousness all into one. there are some seriously saucy book covers over there (admittedly my favourites, most of which i won’t post here due to the boobs factor) -…

more books by their covers

i sometimes have the urge to buy books just to frame them and put them on my walls forever. who has time for reading, anyway! kidding, i am an avid reader. when not internetting. consider this an inadvertent gift guide – click on the books to christmas shop yourself into…

want

current wants indelicately smashed into one post

i want to go to there

… and to there

i want everything rachel comey has ever made

… as well as mostly everything from asos

i want this calendar

… and this book

i want to bring back a bike from velo vintage in paris

i want joelle to keep posting old family photos…

i want this bag from lalouka (coming soon)

i want to be friends with this girl because she looks rad. okay maybe i just want to be her.

i want to find a perfect leica at a junk yard sale for $5

i want to swim with these dogs (strangely enough)

i want to high five this guy

i want to be a kid again

and i want to marry jon hamm. the end.

jim tierney

jim tierney designed an absolutely incredible series of book covers for four jules verne novels as part of his senior thesis (he is currently an illustration student at the university of arts in philadelphia). i would snap these up in a second if i spotted them in a book shop.

persephone classics

persephone books reprints neglected classics 20th century women writers. the titles are chosen to appeal to busy women who rarely have time to spend in ever-larger bookshops and who would like to have access to a list of books designed to be neither too literary nor too commercial. i would…

scribble scrabble

just some dandy illustration & design work i’ve found of late the casual optimist sollinero at etsy miller goodman (we used to have something similar as kids, do you remember?) transformer studio karolin schoor fernando volken togni john alan birch lenancker romain the wheatfield at etsy halvbra david schwen

bardot

retro oh oh

i have to apologise for my lack of postage, i have been without internet for a few days (what a feeling). i have collected tons of pretty awesome vintage pics lately though. enjoy!