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Paper Tales at Bergdorf Goodman July 8, 2013 – Posted in: book arts

Paper Tales is a collection of one-of-a-kind paper sculptures created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman‘s home department to celebrate the launch of the latest book by David Stark, The Art of The Party. Stark is the current king of the event planning world and the collection is inspired by many of the paper pieces David Stark Design created for various events and “consist of intricate worlds created from vintage and antique books.” A number of those pieces are featured in the…

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Looking Good: Best Designed Books Covers of 2012 July 3, 2013 – Posted in: book design

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 response to the book. It’s always been our priority to recommend Graphic Design Companies to authors – to ensure book…

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A healthier ‘Happy Meal’? June 25, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Paper

Noted advertising agency Leo Burnett enlisted the magic of paper artist Helen Musselwhite to help with an ad campaign to promote reading and awareness of the natural world for McDonalds in the UK. Musselwhite created a stunning pair of intricately carved ”Happy Meal” boxes! For the reading box McDonalds partnered with DK Publishing and actually put a book inside the ‘Happy Meal” box. h/t DesignTAXI

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On designing books for Return of the Jedi June 24, 2013 – Posted in: book design, Uncategorized

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 under either the Ballantine or Del Rey imprint. Alex Jay designed the books and shares his process in Under Cover: Return…

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Eat This Book June 20, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, graphic design

Polish graphic designer and photographer Pawel Piotrowski satisfies our book hunger with his Sandwich Book, a delectable selection of yummy designs carved and colored to perfection!       In case you haven’t got your fill here’s the full spread: Piotrowski Design.

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