Graphic design

Design Observer Announces the 50 Best Book Cover Designs of 2012

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Design Observer, a highly-regarded graphic design website operated by The Design Observer Group, has just announced “the winners of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books.” This competition, according to [...]

Zombie apocalypse book a failure in e-book formatting

By Chris Meadows
June 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

I found an article on BoingBoing the other day, about a zombie novel laid out in the form of a collection of found notes and letters that trace the rise of the epidemic and subsequent invasion. Mark Frauenfelder found Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse in a running shoe [...]

What is to become of the book cover in the age of the e-book?

By Chris Meadows
May 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

Craig Mod, a writer and designer who was part of the original Flipboard app design team, has written a very interesting discussion of what book covers were originally meant to do, and what to do with “covers” in the age of the e-book. It’s a very long and thoughtful piece (with footnotes), [...]

iPad typography leaves something to be desired, says The FontFeed

By Chris Meadows
April 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Stephen Coles at The FontFeed has an article about what the iPad is missing. As you might guess from the name of the website, it is about the iPad’s typography and font selections. Coles dislikes the way that iBooks uses full justification with no hyphenation, causing wide gaps and “rivers” [...]

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