Archive for the ‘Book Covers’ Category

1960s Life Science Book Covers & Graphics

February 22nd, 2012

1960s had some of the most interesting design. The typography and photography really pushed design in a beautiful direction. These 1960s Life Science book covers and graphics bring on such a wave of nostalgia. The typeface used in these was perfect.

Shared from AquaVelvet.

Misc Design Ephemera

October 24th, 2011

These four images via Flickr have been on my desktop for a while as inspiration. More similar design work coming in a follow up post.

Biograf Fictional Film Magazine Covers

September 9th, 2011

Sam Smith is a designer who put together these nice covers for a personal project. The task was to list his favorite movies of the past decade and design the concepts into covers for a fictional European film magazine. I think he’s done quite a nice job—I was originally under the impression they were real!

More Vintage Counter-Print Covers

August 17th, 2011

After sifting through more images from the Counter Print photostream, this collection arose. The purity and clear design of these book covers makes me want to own each of these.


Counter-Print Collection

August 16th, 2011

More beautiful covers collected by Counter Print of hard to find or out of print books. The first two here are my favorite because of the typography. The leading of the multi-line covers compliments the imagery perfectly.


ECM Record Covers

July 7th, 2011

ECM Records was a music label founded in Munich, Germany in 1969. ECM was best known for jazz music but released a wide variety of records. This collection of covers is only a small amount of a large collection.

Found on Designspiration


The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design

February 11th, 2011

Late last year I stopped by Design Within Reach to check out one of these beauties. Talk about a chair sent straight out of heaven! Not only was I blown away by the comfort, but also by how well designed it is. In this book it really shows the Eames Lounger as a timeless beauty and the stories behind it.

In the book Charles Eames is asked to explain the chair. One of his quotes was that the chair needs to have “the warm receptive look of a well-worn first baseman’s mitt.” This to me is really what an older Eames lounger resembles and of course with some things, they just get better with age.

The book is definitely worth checking out and can be purchased through Amazon. More information about the book below:

The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design, by Pat Kirkham,
Thomas Hine, David Hanks, Martin Eidelberg, Hardcover
Published by, BIS Publishers
ISBN: 9789063691356

Found on the Daily Icon

Display Collection

November 29th, 2010

Display is a tightly curated collection of modern, mid century graphic design books, advertisements and other ephemera. Display was created by Kind Company, an independent design office in Brooklyn, New York. Kind Company were the creators of the Helvetica and the New York City Subway System book.

Counter-Print Book Collection

September 9th, 2010

Counter-print has/had a great collection of really beautiful, vintage design books. A lot of the books are out of print or just hard to find. I find the first two to be especially interesting because of their interpretive depth.


Things Magazine Book Archive

June 29th, 2010

This book archive by Things Magazine is perhaps one of the best online book archives I’ve come across. These particular covers were pulled from the 1960’s archive.

Continue reading to see a bunch more covers.


Book Cover Designspiration

May 5th, 2010

The first cover’s color, imagery and typography is just gorgeous. I also really enjoy the piece by Anton Stankowski. Check out more of these on the flickr stream.

Images via Joe Kral/Swiss Legacy Flickr.

Venture Magazine

February 19th, 2010

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These images are of a 1960’s magazine called Venture. It’s a shame there really isn’t that much information about the magazine.

Via the Retro America Flickr pool

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