Blog: Book design

25 May 2022

Serious fun

Serious fun

Camille Walala’s new monograph makes explicit the influences on her colourful community projects, furniture and large-scale public art. Review by Gabriela Matuszyk

In Taking Joy Seriously, Camille Walala shows how bold colours and playful patterns have become a fundamental part of her practice …

30 April 2022

Bosnian War Posters

Bosnian War Posters

A powerful collection of graphic art, collected shortly after the war ended, tells an emotive story of frenzied nationalism. By Daoud Sarhandi

In mid-1995, however, I went to Bosnia with a burning sense of outrage … we tracked down and photographed around 700 posters, magazine covers and postcards.

23 March 2022

Books received no. 48

Books received no. 48

Manuale di Calligrafia; Sign Painting: a practical guide to tools, materials, and techniques; and The Showcards Book

Here are few books on calligraphy and sign painting that caught our attention …

22 September 2021

Books received #47

Books received #47

The IBM Poster Program; This is What Democracy Looked Like; Flag Waves
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks. Though many…

14 September 2021

Always drawn, never written

Always drawn, never written

This unusual biography of book designer Helmut Salden (1910-96) shows the processes behind his lettering for dust jackets. By Jan Middendorp
Helmut Salden (1910-96) was the most productive book cover designer in the Netherlands, during the…

27 August 2021

Books received #46

Books received #46

Dosłownie by Janusz Górski; Eco Worrier by James Marsh; Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives
There are three titles that caught our attention in recent months. The book Dosłownie. Liternicze…

2 August 2021

Saturday afternoon fever

Saturday afternoon fever

Muddy Dance is a slender, large-format, velour-covered volume of black and white photographic prints assembled…

16 July 2021

Books received #45

Books received #45

Bill Brandt and Henry Moore; Closed on Mondays by Dinah Casson; Drama by Vanja Cuculić
Here are a few books about visual culture that have been languishing in a dark…

9 July 2021

Beyond The Bell Jar

Beyond The Bell Jar

Shirley Tucker’s book cover designs, made during her long career with Faber, show a sure command of image, lettering and typography. By Ruth Sykes
Book cover designer Shirley Tucker (b. 1930) is known for her iconic jacket for Sylvia…

2 July 2021

Novo Typo goes off the grid

Novo Typo goes off the grid

At Berlin’s A—Z gallery, Dutch designer Mark van Wageningen tests the limits of self-sufficiency with his new project Offgrid. By Jan Middendorp
In Eye 94, four years ago, we described the unorthodox typographic research methods of Amsterdam…
 
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