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Getting into Book Design

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The Art of Typographic Animation

Kristen here. I know it’s bad form to blog about the same thing twice in such a short time, but I have to share this beautiful typographic animation by Matt Young. It was produced for Penguin to publicise their fascinating book about translation – Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos. Such a fine piece of animation. I’ve got the full creative jels over this one.

Animation – Is That A Fish In Your Ear? – David Bellos from Penguin Books on Vimeo.

BBC4: The Beauty of Books, featuring David Pearson

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/

Dot Dot Dot 18 out now

The 18th issue of “Dot Dot Dot” magazine is out now. Do not delay, people. This issue contains an article by our very own Christoper Wilson (A.K.A Oberphones) titled  ‘I’m only a designer’: the double life of Ernst Bettler, and a new companion piece, And so to bed.

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Read more about the publication here: http://www.dot-dot-dot.us/index.html?id=63

And buy it here:  http://www.amazon.com/Dot-18-Stuart-Bailey/dp/0979465435/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254845176&sr=1-1

London Book Fair 2010 here we come

artypeeps_troubadour_jonthan_perugia_rupert_jessopLast 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

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Hitler freaks out over Comic Sans MS

Calling All Typography Experts

Reyka VodkaI must say, I’m quite a fan of the typeface used in the branding for Reyka Vodka. Another thing to love about Iceland. Does anyone know the typeface? Prey tell, and we’ll send you a pack of Artypeeps postcards. – KH

EDIT: We’ve had several responses to this conundrum by email and most people thought it was a bespoke typeface. However, Scott (a man with an insatiable appetite for all things creative) has solved the mystery. See Scott’s comment for a link to download this FREE typeface. On ya Scott, your postcards are in the mail.