6:45 pm - Sun, Jul 6, 2014
And the Mountains Echoed is a solid book – distinct, well-written, broad in scope and emotional. But it’s still not right. It has the stale and drawn-out air of a long life story as told by a very old man, both in its style and subtle sexism. And it seems disingenuous in its conspiracy to make the reader cry.
Full review on my main blog.

And the Mountains Echoed is a solid book – distinct, well-written, broad in scope and emotional. But it’s still not right. It has the stale and drawn-out air of a long life story as told by a very old man, both in its style and subtle sexism. And it seems disingenuous in its conspiracy to make the reader cry.

Full review on my main blog.

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11:50 pm - Fri, Jun 20, 2014
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vintagebooksdesign:

VINTAGE MAGIC

With hand-drawn typography influenced by a series of 1960’s John O’Hara novels, the Vintage design team has conjured up this playful new series.

By collecting all nine you can reveal the classic poster on the reverse. (see the magic happen on our Facebook page!)

The poster was supplied by the Science and Society Picture Library. It dates from 1910 and was a stock magic poster used by smaller acts where performance names could simply be inserted into a strip at the top of the image, which would explain why so many different types of magic acts are represented.

To be published October 2014 by Vintage.

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11:49 pm
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typeworship:

Covered in characters

Above are a few of the typographically led book cover designs from the David Pearson exhibition, currently on in London.  

I love the ‘redacted’ George Orwell, 1984, cover with it’s debossed title under black ink. I was also quite taken with the chilling cover for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

There’s a week left to go, so if you find yourself in Shoreditch, London before the 28th June, drop in.

David Pearson is an acclaimed British designer, famed for his beautiful series of Penguin book cover designs.

David studied at Central St Martins in London (1999–2002) before taking a job at Penguin Books as text designer and later, cover designer. He left to establish his own studio – Type as Image – in 2007.

David played a key role in the recent re-emergence of Penguin Books through projects such as the multi-million selling Great Ideas series, Penguin by Design and thePopular Classics series. He has won numerous awards for book design, has been listed as one of Britain’s Top 50 Designers by the Guardian and nominated for the Design Museum’s Designer of the Year Award.

I want all of these…

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11:47 pm
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escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

(Source: designtaxi.com, via discourse-of-reason)

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4:17 pm - Sun, Jun 15, 2014
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Reading this was inevitable, and a review is now on the main blog! The randomness of how suffering is meted out in the universe made me very emotional, as did the novel’s dark humour and rumination on what it is like to live a life that will soon be over. Nonetheless, I don’t think I will ever read another John Green book. His style and world is implausible and unique, which is fresh at first, but, I anticipate, will quickly lose its appeal for me. 
Full review here.

Reading this was inevitable, and a review is now on the main blog! The randomness of how suffering is meted out in the universe made me very emotional, as did the novel’s dark humour and rumination on what it is like to live a life that will soon be over. Nonetheless, I don’t think I will ever read another John Green book. His style and world is implausible and unique, which is fresh at first, but, I anticipate, will quickly lose its appeal for me. 

Full review here.

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