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Eat this Bible: Devouring The Barbecue Bible May 15, 2014 – Posted in: book design, product design

Right on the heels of our recent story Biblio Lasagna, about “the first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat,” comes this amazing ‘book’ produced by JWT Brazil to promote a line of barbecue accessories by  Tramontina, the leading brand of kitchen supplies in Brazil. It’s “a beautiful book you can put on your shelf or tear to pieces” Called Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco, or The Bible of Barbecue, and each page plays…

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Art & Sole: Wild shoes for a good cause May 5, 2014 – Posted in: book design, books

 “You can take me out of Manhattan, but you can’t take me out of my shoes!”- Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) Sex and the City   If shoes are your thing no doubt you’ve heard of Stuart Weitzman. With retail stores across the U.S.A. and with its shoes sold in over 70 countries the brand is on top of the luxury footwear heap and “has earned a worldwide reputation as the embodiment of great American Style.” Since the first shop…

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An A-Z of book covers February 14, 2014 – Posted in: Alphabets, book design, graphic design

  Last Friday on The Independent Book Design Blog Jonathan Gibbs gave a call out for help building an alphabet of book jackets.It started when he looked at a copy of the pre-Valentine’s Day release of The Poetry of Sex and was taken by the large “X” on the cover. Enjoy this taste and please, no Sue Grafton jokes.   Friday Book Design Blog: Help me build an A-Z of book covers | Jonathan Gibbs |…

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Julian Montague’s invented intellectual history of pest control December 11, 2013 – Posted in: Art, book design, graphic design, Illustration, Installation

As part of his 2010 site-specific installation, Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed at Black & White Gallery, Julian Montague invented a  intellectual history of pest control through covers of fictitious paperbacks. In addition to the covers the installation , which examined multiple aspects of animal/architecture engagement, included a rotten garden shed, 48 portrait banners and an assemblage of different specimens found and multiple photographs taken in the process of researching wildlife and architecture.       Montague’s appreciation…

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Drive this Book October 7, 2013 – Posted in: book design, Books and Technology

In 2011 graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister teamed up with the folks at BMW to produce CULTURE, a book showcasing BMW’s 40 years of cultural partnerships. The book was published in an edition of 1488 signed copies and none were for sale. Oh, and the book has one other special feature – you can drive it!  For it comes equipped with an integrated, remote-controlled car!! Also, if you arranged all the copies in numerical order it “would make a square…

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