Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Student Book Design

Jules Verne cover designs by Jim Tierney from Jim Tierney on Vimeo.

The work of Philadelphia UArts design student, Jim Tierney brings new meaning to the word adventuresome. This guy is charting new territory in book jacket design. Check out his video of the Jules Verne series he did for his senior thesis recently. And check out his blog entries about the entire Verne series here. There is also a great entree on his blog about his book jacket design process here.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Over at lettercult comes an opportunity to make some letters and have them posted on the Alphabattle 2.0 Flickr site. Between now and February 28th, submit the letter A to They will publish all submissions. From March 1–15th, submit the letter B. This will continue with the entire alphabet over the next year. You can find out more information about submission requirements here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Heart This

Rob Ryan produced a limited edition of these lovely lasercut valentines. They were screenprinted in an edition of 250 and were available on Etsy for a mere nanosecond. After the first run sold out so quickly, he did a red edition and those flew out the door too. Gotta love it!

Vanity Barcodes

Gee I wish I had launched this idea myself. It's about time. Barcodes for the differently-abled designer. See many more designs here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Type Faces

This is from a series of postcards entitled Typefaces You Won't Recognise, designed to promote The Type Museum in London. All of them using letters–and numbers, to create faces. This one does it elegantly with only 3.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Belle Lettres

These little gems are from my small, but growing collection of Czechoslovakian postage stamps. Stunning handmade letterforms. Another good reason to write more letters. The two lower stamps are by Czech designer Karel Svolinsky.
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More Things to do With Books

Dutch artist, Anouk Kruithof created some installations from over 4000 books for her exhibit in Berlin last year entitled, Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility. Lovely!


Remember when people used to write letters? Check out a wonderful archive of old letterheads over at Letterheady. This one left me wondering just what the Robot Salesmen Ltd. of Liverpool are selling. Robots maybe?