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The current issue of literary quarterly Granta features not just some fine writing but some beautiful illustration too, as does another Granta publication, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The current issue of literary quarterly Granta features not just some fine writing but some beautiful illustration too, as does another Granta publication, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Medicine issue of Granta uses illustration only rather than the magazine’s usual mix of illustration and photography. This work by Matthew Green introduces My Heart by Bosnian writer Semezdin Mehmedinovic


Granta’s artistic director Michael Salu illustrates The Perfect Code by Terrence Holt


Suzanne Rivecca’s Philanthropy is accompanied by this image from Sam Green


And Robert Hunter illustrates The Third Dumpster by Gish Jen


Daniela Silva was assistant designer on the issue.


Also from Granta, and similalry visually rich, is The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Casper Henderson, a survey of some of the more exotic, weird and wonderful creatures of the world.


Taking its cues from medieval beastiaries, the book is richly illustrated by the Iranian artist Golbanou Moghaddas. Each chapter is introduced by an intricate and witty summation of its content


Moghaddas’s decorative type also features on the endpapers of this beautiful book designed by Michael Salu



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CR in Print
In our October print issue we have a major feature on the rise of Riso printing, celebrate the art of signwriting, examine the credentials of ‘Goodvertising’ and look back at the birth of D&AD. Rebecca Lynch reviews the Book of Books, a survey of 500 years of book design, Jeremy Leslie explains how the daily London 2012 magazine delivered all the news and stories of the Games and Michael Evamy explores website, offering “data-driven insights into logo design”. In addition to the issue this month, subscribers will receive a special 36-page supplement sponsored by Tag celebrating D&AD’s 50th with details of all those honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards plus pieces on this year’s Black Pencil and President’s Award-winners Derek Birdsall and Dan Wieden. And subscribers also receive Monograph which this month features Rian Hughes’ photographs of the unique lettering and illustration styles of British fairgrounds

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