Our favourite small publisher in London, Nobrow, has announced a brand new imprint called Flying Eye Books by releasing a charming animated promo created by James D Wilson (aka Jambonbon) and Ben Newman…
Wilson’s animated promo makes good use of the illustrated menagerie of animals Newman originally created to adorn some smart printed packaging tape used at Nobrow towers when packing up Very Important Parcels:
As far as the new publishing imprint goes, the creative team at Nobrow tell us that Flying Eye is committed to “sustainable manufacturing and to quality above all else”, promising to publish “fairly priced books that… will adorn your homes with the most enchangting art and stories we can create, for many years to come”.
Here’s a look at one of Flying Eye’s first publications, Welcome To Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz (£8.99) – a book designed to be the ultimate guide to creating the robot costume of your dreams from objects that would normally get thrown away or recycled:
Find out more about Flying Eye Books at flyingeyebooks.com
CR in print
The March issue of CR magazine celebrates 150 years of the London Underground. In it we introduce a new book by Mark Ovenden, which is the first study of all aspects of the tube’s design evolution; we ask Harry Beck authority, Ken Garland, what he makes of a new tube map concept by Mark Noad; we investigate the enduring appeal of Edward Johnston’s eponymous typeface; Michael Evamy reports on the design story of world-famous roundel; we look at the London Transport Museum’s new exhibition of 150 key posters from its archive; we explore the rich history of platform art, and also the Underground’s communications and advertising, past and present. Plus, we talk to London Transport Museum’s head of trading about TfL’s approach to brand licensing and merchandising. In Crit, Rick Poynor reviews Branding Terror, a book about terrorist logos, while Paul Belford looks at how a 1980 ad managed to do away with everything bar a product demo. Finally, Daniel Benneworth-Grey reflects on the merits on working home alone. Buy your copy here.
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