Book Covers for Harry Hole Series: Peter Mendelsund

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 11, 2014
Categories: Book Design
Tags: books, mystery, series
Considering the usual requests made of a book designer, one of the most daunting challenges must be when you’re asked to design for a wildly popular, ongoing 10-book mystery series that has been translated into multiple languages. And yet Peter Mendelsund has done just that: an exceptional job for Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole detective crime series.
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The Gathering of the Juggalos: Daniel Cronin

Curator: Aaron Draplin
date: July 16, 2013
Categories: Book Design
Tags: books, Faygo, Nondescript Cars, Photography
Daniel Cronin’s got mad Juggalo respect. Those frisky Juggalos are an easy target. The face paint. The tattoos. The tunes. I’d be a baldfaced liar if I told you I didn’t make my fair share of fun of them over the years. I mean, hell, they sort of ask for it, you know?
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Booken: Raw Edges

Curator: Archie Ferguson
date: April 5, 2013
Categories: Book Design, Design for Entertaining, Environmental Graphic Design
Tags: books, bookshelf, furniture design, table

For Booken, Raw Edges takes the bookcase concept and turns it on its side, so that the spines of the hanging volumes function as both a table top and a library.

The work was recently presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013.

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Little Free Library

Curator: Bryony Gomez-Palacio
date: October 3, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Experience Design, Package Design
Tags: across borders, books, DIY, sharing, social
My two girls (five and two) are learning to share. And it’s hard. I love it when I can show them that sharing is something that will enrich not only their lives, but those of others. And if I can add an ecological side to it, well, I’ll be damned.
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Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer: Spin/Unit Editions

Curator: Darrin Crescenzi
date: September 18, 2012
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Package Design
Tags: books, branding, editorial, herb, lubalin, Typography, unit

Spin/Unit Editions’ Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer—co-edited by Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook and Alexander Tochilovsky—is an ambitious and beautifully executed graphic design monograph, and has quickly become one of the most cherished objects in my household.

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