Albanian Letters by Arthur Evans

  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 […]

The Balkan Wars

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. […]

David Bowie and George Orwell meet in blank space

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 […]

Nymphette, I think I love you

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. […]