Here’s a three course meal for your eyes, lovers of book design. A look at the work of Pierre Faucheux (above), a gorgeous and wonderful Book Cover Archive, and a contest for the best book design of 2011.
The history behind the iconic Esquire cover that depicts Andy Warhol trapped in a swirling vortex of tomato soup. Before photoshop! I have a reproduction of this particular cover hanging in my kitchen, and I have to tell you that I can’t bear to eat canned Tomato soup at all anymore.
Source: The Atlantic
[Image via XKCD, of course.]
Renowned graphic designer Paul Sahre has designed a gorgeous box set of Malcolm Gladwell’s three New York Times Bestsellers,The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. The books are beautiful objects in themselves, playfully illustrated by Time Magazine’s Brian Rea.
From the New York Times:
Gladwell’s hope in revisiting the material was to create a full collaboration between content and image, something that felt like an “intellectual adventure story.”
Source: The New York Times