justanothermasterpiece:

Bea Mahan.

Fan Ho, The Omen, 1964

Fan Ho, The Omen, 1964

(Source: last-picture-show, via last-picture-show)

How the Literary Prize Winner is Chosen
Tom Gauld gets to the heart of the matter once again. (Although if Edward St. Aubyn’s recent satire…

How the Literary Prize Winner is Chosen

Tom Gauld gets to the heart of the matter once again. (Although if Edward St. Aubyn’s recent satire…

phasesphrasesphotos:

International Auto Show
1959

phasesphrasesphotos:

International Auto Show

1959

movieposteroftheday:

Polish poster for I LOVE YOU, LIFE (Mikhail Yershov, USSR, 1960)
Designer: Stanislaw Zagorski (b. 1933) [see also]
Poster source: CinemaPoster.com
“Timofej Korneev is a fresh member of the Communist Party. He works as an engineer for Leningrad candy factory. Since most of its colleagues are young girls he soon finds himself in a love triangle. Moreover, there’s a third girl trapped by a scheming Jehovah Witnesses sect. Will Timofej be able to stop the brainwashing?” –IMDb

movieposteroftheday:

Polish poster for I LOVE YOU, LIFE (Mikhail Yershov, USSR, 1960)

Designer: Stanislaw Zagorski (b. 1933) [see also]

Poster source: CinemaPoster.com

Timofej Korneev is a fresh member of the Communist Party. He works as an engineer for Leningrad candy factory. Since most of its colleagues are young girls he soon finds himself in a love triangle. Moreover, there’s a third girl trapped by a scheming Jehovah Witnesses sect. Will Timofej be able to stop the brainwashing?” –IMDb

design-is-fine:

Lance Wyman on the cover of Design magazine, 1968. UK. Wyman did the corporate design for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

design-is-fine:

Lance Wyman on the cover of Design magazine, 1968. UK. Wyman did the corporate design for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

design-is-fine:

Michel Quarez, graphic poem for the Citroën Dyane in a publicity magazine, 1968. For Robert Delpire Agency, Paris. Source

design-is-fine:

Michel Quarez, graphic poem for the Citroën Dyane in a publicity magazine, 1968. For Robert Delpire Agency, Paris. Source

germanpostwarmodern:

Centre administratif (1963-72) in Pantin, France, by Jacques Kalisz & Emile Perrottet

germanpostwarmodern:

Centre administratif (1963-72) in Pantin, France, by Jacques Kalisz & Emile Perrottet

(Source: citechaillot.fr)

5050-2013

If you’re an American book designer you probably know already that the winners of the 2013 Fifty Books / Fifty Covers show were announced yesterday.

Organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books,  50/50, which recognizes the best work in contemporary book and book cover design, dates back to 1922, and is the oldest continuously operating graphic design competition in the United States. It is what you might call a ‘big deal.’

Of course, you can always quibble with lists like this — there are a some covers from last year that I loved that aren’t winners. But it’s wonderful to see book designers get some deserved recognition, and there are some great covers on the list that I overlooked.

Here are a few of my favourite 50 Covers winners that weren’t on my own 2013 list (nor in my postscript):

9780199811809-Thomas Ng
The Aesthetic Brain by Anjan Chatterjee; design by Thomas Ng (Oxford University Press)

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No One is Here Except All of Us by Romana Ausubel; design by Gray318 (Riverhead)

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Personae by Sergio De La Pava; design by Isaac Tobin (University of Chicago Press)

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Shady Characters by Keith Houston; design by Jason Booher ((W. W. Norton & Company)

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This and Other Plays by Melissa Gibson; design by Helen Yentus and Jason Booher (Theatre Communications Group)

50 Books / 50 Covers 2013 Winners If you’re an American book designer you probably know already that the winners of the 2013 Fifty Books / Fifty Covers show were announced yesterday…