Design for Albanian Letters, a compilation of letters and reports on Albania in the 1870s by archaeologist and journalist Sir Arthur Evans, the latest book from the Centre for Albanian Studies now in print. From the blurb: In Albanian Letters Evans not only explores the implications of the key political events of this period […]
There’s an exhibition of Vogue covers along Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly at the moment that’s worth catching if you are in the area. My favourite (of course) is the black and white Irving Penn cover for June 1950. Look at those eyes. Fantastic.
Today received the running sheets for ‘The Balkan Wars’, my latest book design project. Always slight trepidation mixed in with the excitement of seeing the printed book for the first time. Happily all in order. This is my first book project with versions being published in three languages (almost) simultaneously – English, Macedonian and Albanian. […]
Blank space is the central theme in the design for two iconic works released this month. The album cover for the thrilling and unexpected release of new music by David Bowie, with strong allusions to his Berlin period, is presented in a blanked out cover of Heroes: In his post on the design, Jonathan Barnbrook […]
It’s getting close to the day I see a printed copy of the Biographical Dictionary back from the printers. As ever, excitement mixed with some trepidation, especially since I have not seen the proof. I was looking for typographic adornments or glyphs to use in the design and found Nymphette. Perfectly named and perfectly shaped. […]
It’s always good to see a project come to fruition, especially one that you – and many others – have put a lot of work into: in my case, the design and production of the book. So it was great to attend the launch party for The Birth of Albania at the Albanian Embassy in […]