Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Vote on Glenn Beck’s new book cover

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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.

Bordfunk, the work of Matthias Huebner

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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.

Penguin UK on iPad

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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.

The Book Cover Archive could use an intern

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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

Erin Ikeler stuffs

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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.

Erin Ikeler 1

Erin Ikeler 3

Erin Ikeler 2

Erin Ikeler

Library Signs

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

More book-art, courtesy of Collider for the Surry Hills Library in Sydney:


More pictures and a hat tip to Nerdski.

real life

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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.



Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

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.)


Advertising on The Book Cover Archive

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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.

The YouWorkForThem Book Archive

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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.

YWFT Book Archive

“50 Most Captivating Covers of All Time”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2006

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By Way Shape From, 2006


Christopher Brand has a new site

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Lovely new site. Talented SOB.


Random button

Monday, December 28th, 2009

We added a “random” function to the Archive last week. I have to say that it is pretty glorious.

Explosions in the sky

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Quick, someone use this on something. A collage of fireworks compiled from over 50 photos