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Rahim § Hacking the story / 2015-11-25 23:47:36
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Jon Schultz § Bless the toolmakers / 2015-05-04 18:39:56
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Robin § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-04 05:11:02
P. Renaud § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-04 04:13:09
Jay H § Matching cuts / 2014-10-02 02:41:13
Greg Linch § Matching cuts / 2014-09-16 18:18:15

The quiet stars above

I think this book cover by Jon Klassen is just beautiful:

It’s kinda tough to have a fresh take on the Titanic, right? Although, truth be told, I think it might be just as beautiful without the ship in the picture—just that water, those stars, that type.

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Tomer Hanuka

I absolutely love Tomer Hanuka‘s art, design and book covers. Over on his blog, he’s just posted the step-by-step development of a cover that ends up looking like this:


But wow, you’ve got to see how it starts out.

I love process! Love it!

I think the first Hanuka work I ran across was this cover he did for a new Penguin edition of a Marquis de Sade book. I love that he presents the whole thing, flaps and all. One of the things that makes book covers such a great canvas is their modularity; there are at least three distinct parts (front, back, spine) and sometimes two more (the flaps). They’re all related, but there’s also this sharp-edged division. (And one of my favorite things in the world is a book with a contrast-colored spine.)

Hanuka also did the cover for Alive in Necropolis—San Francisco’s One City, One Book pick this year. And finally, I think this poster for Blow Up is one of the slickest things I’ve ever seen.

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