While many would argue that Jane Austen’s themes, heroes and heroines are as relevant in 2017 as they ever were, 2017 in fact marks 200 years since the author’s death. To mark the anniversary, the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has launched an illustrated “bookazine” gathering together writings on Austen from the likes of Melvyn Bragg, […]
Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content
Classic logos for Nasa, American Airlines, IBM and the Munich Olympics are among those celebrated in the new issue of Graphisme en France, a print and digital publication from Parisian institution Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP). The design of the issue, created by Elsa Aupetit and Martin Plagnol of graphic design studio Kiösk, riffs […]
Combining a few of our favourite things – walruses, stickers, and dynamic illustrations styles – a series of new books illustrated by transatlantic duo Craig & Karl ticks a lot of boxes. The Sticker Art paperbacks series is published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, and comprises Ocean, Jungle, Woodland and Savannah. Ostensibly aimed […]
The physicality of print and innovative use of type celebrated in the 50 best book cover designs of 2016
Irma Boom, Zak Group and Atelier Dyakova are among the designers behind some of the 50 best book cover designs of 2016, as listed in AIGA’s 50 Books | 50 Covers awards.
From books and comics, to TV and cinema – how we engage with science fiction has influenced how we think about the future, the Barbican’s vast new survey suggests
Director and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who has created documentary-based works on themes ranging from rich kids in LA to eating disorders, as well as the enormously successful ad Like A Girl, tackles our global obsession with money and materialism in a new book, Generation Wealth. Unsurprisingly perhaps, she paints a rather dark picture of life in the 21st century.
Reni Eddo-Lodge’s new book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race examines white privilege and racism in modern Britain. We speak to designer Greg Heinimann about creating the book’s simple but powerful cover
Photographer Mandy Barker’s new book features images of “recent and unique species” found in the waters around Cork in Ireland. Yet far from a celebratory project, the discovery of these miniature creatures is indicative of a wider environmental crisis
Marcus Lyon’s multimedia project, Somos Brasil, documents over 100 Brazilians through photography, recorded sound and DNA sampling. The result is a detailed study of the ancestry of a truly global nation – and a D&AD award-winning piece of work