Category Archives: Design

R is for Red

The February #areyoubookenough challenge word is Red. I tried —and failed— to come up with something based on Retired, Extremely Dangerous. I made a small red text-less book about words instead.

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Unsquare Dance

I finished my entry for the #areyoubookenough_recycle November challenge.

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The Final Box (and a gift of flowers)

I finished the final prototype for the blue boxes this week. (In the box industry it’s called a Reverse Tuck End with friction fit tabs.) I designed it with the flaps on the sides of the lid because the box … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bruno Munari

Italian artist/designer/inventor Bruno Munari published his “Libro Illeggibile” in 1949. He continued to create artist’s books —and many other things— until his death in 1998. Tonight’s flick from Edicion de Arte shows page-throughs of three of his artist’s books: An … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen

Another of my favourite book artists is Julie Chen and this Craft in America video introduces her and her work at Flying Fish Press. The film gives an in-depth look at several of Chen’s books. If you would like to … Continue reading

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More Slow Progress

The weather cooled off, but I didn’t speed up. I have started playing with the final layout for Nurture, not Nature though.

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Friday Night Flicks: Coralie Bickford-Smith

I have posted a video from Gestalten previously. That one was about illustrator and map-maker Lucy Engelman. Tonight’s flick features Coralie Bickford-Smith. She is an in-house designer for Penguin Books and specializes in designing covers for series.     You … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pająki / Chandeliers

This week’s flick features the paper and straw works of Karolina Merska. Merska creates pająki, traditional Polish decorations used for celebratory decorations.     Here’s a picture of Merska’s giant pająk installed during the London Design Festival 2016. (Image from … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

It was my birthday this past week. David spread it out from Monday to Saturday. He brought me a huge bouquet of lilacs on Monday that lasted until Friday, then this smaller bunch on Saturday morning. He also gave me … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Benja Harney: Paper Engineer

Tonight’s flick from the Australian Design Centre features Benja Harney. From the text on Vimeo: Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer, working professionally for six years. His work spans from pop-up books for the likes of Kylie Minogue to … Continue reading

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