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Book shelf by mebrure oral

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Analogue books

Analogue books

On a recent trip to Edinburgh I was given the heads up by Jack and Lee to visit an amazing little book shop called Analogue Books. I really wish I had more time in Edinburgh as it’s the type of shop you can stay in all day. It’s packed full of books you may not...
House Industries - Eames Century Modern

House Industries – Eames Century Modern

I have just ordered this beautiful type specimen from House Industries for their typeface Eames Century Modern. Order yours here. It is worth it for the envelope alone.
Formats for books: Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing

Formats for books: Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing

Just stumbled across this from the Eye Blog. It looks like a winner of an exhibition based around the format of books. They also have a wonderful uncut booklet to accompany the exhibition, where most of the content is hidden or folded away. The exhibition ‘Formats for books: Hyphen Press and design publishing’ continues until...
Type Matters

Type Matters

I discovered this booklet tucked into my postbox of wonders this morning, after requesting it from Jim Williams, (senior design lecturer at Staffordshire University and author/designer of the booklet). Merely upon a visual level, the simplicity of the layout is really refreshing, obviously the type is perfectly laid out, and the tone of the information...
Unit: Design/Research 01 : Folkways

Unit: Design/Research 01 : Folkways

Coming from the folk who brought us the awesome ‘Studio Culture – The Secret Life of The Graphic Design Studio’ in 2009, the new project from Unit Editions takes the form of a newspaper, with quite a specific subject matter at that. ‘Design/Research 01′ focuses upon the work of seminal, yet largely overlooked record sleeve...
Book Review-

Book Review-

The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Artistic Printing and the Ethics of Ornament Doug Clouse, Angela Voulangas Princeton Architectural Press The publishers of ‘The Handy Book of Artistic Printing‘ (Princeton Architectural Press) are familiar to most for the creation of such ubiquitous titles as ‘Hand Job’ and ‘Over and Over’, both assessing extremely contemporary aspects...
Birmingham Water Logbook

Birmingham Water Logbook

With my ever growing fascination for old books, I managed to acquire this wonderful logbook over the weekend. Its for Birmingham water company and it dates back to 1941. What’s great about it, other than the smell, is all of the hand written notes about streets in Birmingham give you a real sense of history....
Evelin Kasikov

Evelin Kasikov

Evelin Kasikov is an Estonian graphic designer currently living in London. She specializes in printed matter and book making. I really love her hand embroidered books and posters.  
New AIGA annual by Pentagram

New AIGA annual by Pentagram

Super bit of print work from Pentagram for AIGA. The new annual is 368 pages and a return to a larger print format.  
Old books- Sexy books

Old books- Sexy books

Whilst cleaning the home office last night I stumbled across these two gems. Not that I have any interest in statistical geography, its the covers that really engaged me with these two mathematical gems. The covers seem to portray the inner content very well without any effort and displaying a simple minimalism you’d expect to...
abc3d

abc3d

I never thought this would ever get a print run when I first saw the video. I thought it was destined to be one of those cool little projects that never saw the light of day. I’m so glad it has, and its a bargain at only £7! Sponsored Link Rent textbooks to lessen expenses...
Sizes May Vary

Sizes May Vary

Thought this book looked great. As the author puts it: “This book references the varying standardized formats and systems used within graphic design. Part sketchbook, part reference book and part notebook – it is a space for composing and visualizing layouts, sketching and developing ideas, taking reference and making note.” www.sizesmayvary.com Sponsored Link Rent textbooks...
Pelican Paperbacks

Pelican Paperbacks

You all thought Penguin books were king! Check out this Flikr set of awesome Pelican Paperbacks. Also check The Pelican Project  
Fifty Designers' Current Favourite Typefaces

Fifty Designers’ Current Favourite Typefaces

I was starting to get worried that my copy had got lost in the post! Rest assured if you have ordered one it will come in the next week or so. As James West puts it: “Sorry for the delay there have been some logistics issues here to say the least with all the books...
BOOKS: Neubau

BOOKS: Neubau

Not so much of a bed time read but Neubau:Welt and Neubau:Modul are two of the best books I have purchased in a long time. Essentially they are two books full of patterns, vectors and shapes exceptionally laid out and bound in a beautiful cover. That is worth the price alone, but both books come...