Category: book design

  • Looking Good: Best Designed Books Covers of 2012

    The folks at Design Observer have announced the winners of their annual 50 Books/50 Covers contest and as is par for the course they have chosen some amazing book and cover designs. As writers, we know just how important the graphical design of a book cover can be – it can influence buying decisions and improve…

  • On designing books for Return of the Jedi

    Last month was the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, the third (and then final) chapter in the Star Wars saga. During the hoopla of its release two film-related books where published Return of the Jedi: The Illustrated Edition and the Return of the Jedi Sketchbook. Ballantine Books had the license to publish Star Wars-related books and they were published…

  • Cut This Cookbook

    If you are going to learn how to cook you better know how to use a knife. So to help their students along everyone at Carulla Cooking School gets a “special introductory cookbook.”  It’s called Slice a recipe. The cookbook to improve your cutting skills. and if you want to see the recipes you have to cut your…

  • Waldo Hunt and Pop-Up Books: A Brief Overview

    Meggendorfer, Lothar. Travels of Little Lord Thumb and His Man Damian. London: H. Grevel, n.d. [1890s]. The pop-up or moveable book has come a long way since the groundbreaking work of Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925), the gifted Munich-based illustrator who brought visual sophistication, innovative paper engineering with complex mechanics, and humor to movable books. The Genius…