Archive for March, 2010

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