Despite idiomatic warnings not to judge a book by its cover, nevertheless there are some books which grab our attention and whose covers become instant classics. The Look of the Book is a stylish examination of the art of the book cover through notable examples and the stories behind them. This fascinating inside look at the intersection of culture and commerce challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be, giving the reader a new appreciation for the skill and artistry that goes into book design.
Featuring interviews with artists and literary luminaries, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, and more. Authored by legendary designer and art director Peter Mendelsund who has designed iconic covers for authors such as David Sedaris, Stieg Larsson, Yaa Gyasi, Jo Nesbo, Kazuo Ishiguro and Harvard humanities professor David Alworth; Mendelsund is one of our most important contemporary graphic designers.
Textured paper over board cover with embossing and spot gloss, heavy interior paper stock and two 8 page gatefolds.
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With classic symbols from the great protest movements of the twentieth century, as well as new images reflecting contemporary concerns such as the environment and the economy, anyone can use this book to create unique and powerful protest graphics. The 46 die-cut stencils, plus a bespoke typeface,...
A Modernist icon, Le Corbusier's buildings and theories have influenced structures across the world. Using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) ten of his most important works are yours to re-create at home. Each pull-out template includes step-by-step instructions, alongside a photo of the...
This double-sided 3m / 10 foot tape measure (metric on one side, imperial on the other) is filled with fascinating facts about lengths. For example, 34cm is the height of an Oscar; 9¾ inches is the length of a meerkat tail. Find out whether the...