Important stuff here, folks. Though I don’t want to jinx anything by revealing too much, I’ll probably cast my vote on option #3. The homage to Lady Liberty is well considered, and the lighting from a new dawn really drives the concept home.
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I came into contact with Matthias while he was working with Gestalten, the publisher of art and design books. Friendly and accommodating with an air of efficiency, he came across as the perfect editor.
Up until the launch of his new site, I had no idea that he’d not only edited a good handful of my favorite art books, but designed them as well. What a talent! Feast your eyes on the works below, and be sure to check out the rest of his collection at his portfolio site, Bordfunk.
A brief presentation that includes a children’s book, some reference stuff, and one piece of fiction (a Twilight knock-off) at 1:30 (courtesy of Engadget).
Pretty but reminiscent of mid-nineties multimedia CD-ROMs — a world of over-wrought animation and mystery-meat navigation. The web succeeded where “multimedia” failed; I’d prefer that Penguin’s efforts more closely resembled HTML than Shockwave and Flash.
But regardless, I think these efforts do indicate that there is a future for book cover designers, especially those who have some interest in crossing over into interactive design.
We’re considering taking on an intern. Anyone interested?
Tasks and responsibilities would include: helping organize the queue of covers, helping find and post work to the site, helping respond to the flood of submissions we get, a bit of basic spreadsheet maintenance that isn’t as boring as it sounds.
In exchange, you get:
- To make a valued contribution to an awesome project.
- A portion of the money the site makes (barely qualifies as beer money).
- Depending on your level of interest, we might rope you in to help out with some of our other stuff that we’re working on. Some of which is actually interesting.
An upper-level college student makes the most sense, but we’re open to all types. You don’t need to be local (Boston), though getting some coffee or a beer on occasion would be fun. If interested, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A handful of exceptionally odd and interesting work in Erin Ikeler’s Flickr stream. Can’t always tell what’s original collage and what’s a found object, which adds to the appeal.
Life:Size is an art project by Roland Tiangco wherein he is reproducing “everything in our world” at 100% scale. The first volume is an anthropology bookshelf. It includes folds and perforations so that the owner may reproduce the bookshelf in his own space.
Love this simple book graphic featured in the latest issue of Matériel. Graphic by Steven Reimuth (I’d link to his site but there’s nothing on it.)
I’ve just posted a few thoughts on whether or not it is legitimate to feature advertising the Book Cover Archive.
If this topic is of interest to you, head over there and let me know what you think.
I admit I shed a mental tear when YouWorkForThem announced they were killing off its book section for good, so I rejoiced a bit when they released the Book Archive this morning. A massive collection of all the books you were always trying to get your relatives to buy you for the holidays.
Semirelated: you may have heard that Mike Cina left YWFT/WWFT. An amazingly talented guy, I’m sure he’ll blow us all away with his solo work sooner than later.
Online Universities(.com) has a post about their favorite covers of all time. Lots of the usual suspects with a few classics interjected here and there.
We added a “random” function to the Archive last week. I have to say that it is pretty glorious.