Friday, 28 May 2010

Cy Twombly Fifty Years of Works on Paper

Splashed out on this book, there are some extraordinary pieces inside, the text is a little poncey and I can't really connect to work on that level but as graphics they make me want to get scribbling (sorry Cy).

Here's a more coherent appreciation:


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Cooking for Two


Legs on covers cliché

An article which sites the use of legs on covers as a cliché. Having popped a few legs on jackets myself in the past I know that it's an easy way to not give too much away about the central character but give good positioning clues to the purchaser, 'lovely shoes' etc. It's good that it's over, it was the equivalent of not being able to draw hands so leave them off.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Fritz Wegner

The line work of Fritz Wegner's illustrations are like freshly ironed cotton sheets.


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Paperworks project


Monday, 17 May 2010

1959 Ektacolour C prints



Of all the task software that I have downloaded over the years, then dumped, this is a keeper. It's elegantly simple which keeps you on line, you can synch with your iPhone too.


Saturday, 15 May 2010

Never Use White Type on a Black Background

Here's a preview of this in Issuu


Friday, 14 May 2010

Coronation ticket

Perpetua at it's regal finest


Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Symphony of Science

This is rather beautiful:


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

time-lapse cover cover design

This shows all the the twiddly bits.


Don't judge a book by its cover

Interesting Guardian article on the perplexities of cover design by Tom Lamont

Monday, 10 May 2010

Important Artifacts and Personal Property

Wonderful absorbing detail:

Gem-like bookshop in Notting Hill, well worth a visit. Not much to see on the web but has location details: