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Simon & Schuster Book Jacket Competition

Simon & Schuster Book Jacket Competition

Category: Art, Blogs, Books, Competitions, Design / Editorial, Design / Packaging, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Brittany
Posted: Sep 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Next year, Simon & Schuster will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, Fahr...

The art of the Pitch

Category: Advertising, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 5th 2012
No. of comments: 0

In 1969 Saul Bass — probably the greatest graphic designer of all time, was tasked with reimagining the visual identity of the American Bell Telephone Company. This rare footage captures the full half-hour of Bass and his team’s original pitch to Bell, whic...
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Logotype

Logotype

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

  For all the (well deserved, I should add) hype about digital there certainly are a lot of BEAUTIFUL books being released at the moment. One of the picks has to be the latest in a series from Laurence King Publishers, Logotype. The hugely successful (and essential inclusions on any serious designe...

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Still on the Scandinavian theme, this book was a recent purchase with a birthday gift card (thanks, Jules!) and remains a favourite. Full of all that sexy design work that those Northern Eu...
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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Category: Art, Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

I'm one of those people who silently fumes when I get a loaned book back from a friend and pages have been dog-eared. Have some of these people not heard of bookmarks?! So I've had to put my overly book-protective nature aside for a bit to fully appreciate the beauty of what Nicholas Jones does to various precious tomes. Simply...
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It's mine!

It's mine!

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ordered some time ago, my face LIT UP when I saw this arrive today! Seriously, one of the greatest designers ever to have graced this planet. This, for sure, is my new favourite design book. Available at Unit Editions. ...
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The Art of Logo Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
No. of comments: 0

A really lovely snapshot of what logo design is all about, from some of the area's best practitioners. Well worth a watch for new and experienced designers alike. (As initially posted on Logo Design Love) ...

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Category: Art, Music,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
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These portraits of musicians (made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette) are pretty awesome. Erika was inspired to create the 'Ghosts in the Machine' project after a description by philosopher Gilbert Ryle about how your spirit lives in your body. Erika imagines we are al...

Yayoi Kusama: New York, 12 July - 30 September

Yayoi Kusama: New York, 12 July - 30 September

Category: Art, Colour, Events/Exhibitions, Fashion,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 8th 2012
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If you're wondering what's with the wonderfully crazy window displays in Louis Vuitton at the moment (if you've seen the polkadot tentacles you'll know what I mean) it turns out they're the work of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. I was lucky enough to attend her exhibition at the MCA in Sydney back in 2009 and it was probably one of the most fun and interactive ...

Book Cover Lover

Book Cover Lover

Category: Books, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

And honestly, what's a more appropriate title for a Flickr feed devoted to the best graphic covers? Book Cover Lover is a truly incredible set, colour-coded to perfection and with design so beautiful it'll make publishing devotees go weak at the knees. Take a meander through and be inspi...