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Posted in artists books, book arts, book design, book publishing, design, Typography
Tagged artists books, book design, chip kidd, coralie bickford-smith, david pearson, design, jim stoddart, st brides, stefanie posavec, storify
Last night BBC4 aired The Beauty of Books, an excellent programme about book cover design, made even more excellent by the appearance of one very handsome and rather articulate David Pearson (I know, amazing!). David waxes lyrical on 20th century cover design along with John Gray, Stephen Bayley and David Pelham (designer of the iconic Penguin paperback edition of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, pictured here). It was a perfect half hour, though we could have maybe done without the images of Pearson‘s distribution center.
Watch it on iPlayer until 7th March: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/z1z0d/
Posted in book design, book publishing, design, rare, special and especially rare books
Tagged a clockwork orange, anthony burgess, bbc, bbc4, book design, books, covers, david pearson, david pelham, design, jackets, jon gray, penguin, stephen bayley
Three sleeps ’til Christmas, and where are you at?
You’re putting off shopping, cursing the tat.
Perhaps we can help with a few good ideas,
Delivered in prose to spread Christmas cheer.
Something to treasure and squish in a stocking:
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduced by Kate Mosse
Beautiful, highly collectible pocket classics by White’s Books
Art Direction by David Pearson
£6.29 from Amazon
Something quite gruesome and really quite shocking:
Digital mania! Here are two brilliant apps:
And a linguist’s companion by those hardworking hacks:
By David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon
The latest edition of the editorial style guide for Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk
RRP £15.00 from the Guardian Bookshop
A great one for babies with art in their eyes:
And one for the brains who love QI:
A foodies delight, full of taste sensations:
By Rebecca Seal
The best recipes from Observer Food Monthly, published by Guardian and Observer Books.
£17.50 from the Guardian Bookshop
And a guaranteed winner for hard-to-buy relations:
Posted in book publishing, digital publishing, editorial
Tagged 127 hours, aron Ralston, books, christmas gift ideas, danny boyle, david pearson, digital books, ebooks, faber, iphone apps, itunes, malcolm tucker, mark kermode, random house, whites books
Last Wednesday (22 April) Artypeeps hosted a book design, illustration and photography exhibition at the Troubadour Gallery in Earls Court. This was a one-day event to coincide with the London Book Fair and it was the first exhibition by the Artypeeps collective.
The response from guests and visitors was overwhelmingly positive, with many people commenting on how refreshing it was to see the artistic side of book publishing gain more prominence.
We plan to repeat the exhibition next year but, in the meantime, stay tuned for details of the next Artypeeps event.
To view a full gallery of images see here: http://www.artypeeps.co.uk/events.html
Posted in art, artists books, artypeeps, book arts, book design, book publishing, design, illustration, photography, Typography
Tagged artypeeps, book design, book publishing, books, Christopher Wilson, david pearson, design, Gemma Correll, illustration, London Book Fair, Marc Schlossman, Nicky Barneby, photography, Rupert Jessop, The Troubadour