☆ Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .) å Paul Buckley Chris Ware, Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .), Paul Buckley Chris Ware, Penguin Designers Authors Commentary the Good the Bad A unique exploration into the subtle art of the book cover High standards in art and design have always been part of Penguin s publishing program Now on the occasion of Penguin s th anniversary longtime art director Paul Buckley has chosen seventy five covers that represent the best of what Penguin has produced over the cours ☆ Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .) å Paul Buckley Chris Ware - Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .), Penguin Designers Authors Commentary the Good the Bad A unique exploration into the subtle art of the book cover High standards in art and design have always been part of Penguin s publishing program Now on the occasion of Penguin s th anniversary lo
☆ Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .) å Paul Buckley Chris Ware - Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .), Penguin Designers Authors Commentary the Good the Bad A unique exploration into the subtle art of the book cover High standards in art and design have always been part of Penguin s publishing program Now on the occasion of Penguin s th anniversary lo
Short version As self congratulatory, masturbatory coffee table art books go, I suppose this one is pretty good This statement available for blurbs, Penguin You don t even have to ask It was my birthday a few days ago, and I m pretty sure my parents got me one of the new Kindles The thrifty side of my personality which is very large and insistent about its views on not wasting money likes this because it means I can read anything in the public domain for free without having to sit in front of my [...]
Quite morally dubious and corrupting of Penguin to make such a porny book about books for all us book sluts who sniff the print of each new book we buy and have to have at least one new font to fondle every day and wouldn t kindle an ipad if we were paid in naked 18 year olds You don t have to ask, I loved it.
A pretty amazing collection of Penguin paperback book covers from quite a varied field of designers The focus is definitely visual in this collection, so if you re looking for a lot of extra background on the creative process or the designers, you ll be disappointed What you get is the front cover and then, typically, a paragraph from the author and a paragraph or two from the designer and or the art director Some of these background paragraphs were hilarious, some were insightful, a few were pr [...]
Art director Paul Buckley s excellent Penguin 75 is a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Penguin Books a collection of essays and art examples by designers and authors concerning the craft of creating book covers The art reproductions are striking, but what makes Penguin 75 special is the insight and perspective of the designers about the process of creating a cover It s far trickier than it seems In the design of a book, there are a variety of goals in play, any one of which a potential l [...]
The good Pure eye candy.The bad Very little insight from the designers with a few exceptions.The funny Some vitriol from the writers with lots of exceptions.The ugly Crawling with typos, lack of punctuation, and disregard for the trusty spell check.Come on non sequitor Really Things like this just chap my designer ass.The baseline It does somewhat help dispel the myth that designers don t read , and I will do what I can to reward any effort in this area.Four stars for sheer beauty and the desire [...]
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witty Penguin classics deluxe edition.
I love to read books about book cover design.
A quick and fun read about the woes and joys behind designing book covers a process many design students assume that could only mean play and fun They re not completely wrong, but it s only one side of the coin The content doesn t offer any in depth insight into the creative process or the publishing business, just enough information to let us know that it often requires a complicated, or even messy, collaboration My favorite part was when authors employ their literary skills to express their ha [...]
I just spilt tea on this book, which means quite a bit because I tend to beat up books I am completely enad with I remember my old Puffin edition of That Summer by Sarah Dessen, stained with Cheetos because I liked it so much The same thing happened here This book is a bibliophile s delight, and encapsulated are several iconic covers and the stories behind them Edit Down one star because someone totally needed to copyedit this book, but still, the information and photographs are well worth it.
Paul Buckley has curated a list of 75 book covers cover series from the Penguin ranks and invited some of the editors, designers, illustrators, and authors to comment some enthusiastically, some not so much A fun time that sheds a little light on the process of creating a great book cover rejected ideas are sometimes included for comparison.In addition, I want to own pretty much ALL the Penguin Graphic Classics have you seen the cover for Philosophy in the Boudoir amazing and all the Penguin Del [...]
If you like design at all, you ll like this book It s mostly just an excuse to reproduce amazing cover designs There are short comments from folks involved sometimes the art director, sometimes the author, illustrator or designer Some of these are engaging, others not so much Still, I love trying out a book based on the cover and I put about ten books on hold at the library before I finished this one.
10 Stars I heave a contended sigh.What a perfect book, wonderfully explaining the career into which I m determined to break I wish books like these were written about all good design, especially book covers For the time being, I will simply sit here and pray that I will one day meet, and I daresay even work with Paul Buckley, at which point I could probably die because my life had reached the pinnacle of achievement.
I bought this title hoping for a gorgeous art book and it is Beautiful, full color repros of book covers, some of which I m sure are sitting on your shelves right now BUT it was also a fascinating read Each cover is dissected by the art directors, designers, illustrators and in many cases, the authors themselves some of whom were none too pleased by the finished product gracing their books covers A treat for bibliophiles interested in a look behind the scenes of publishing.
Penguin Books es de mis editoriales favoritas y Paul Buckley un maravilloso director de arte, responsable, entre otros trabajos que admiro, de la reciente Drop Caps Collection ilustrada por Jessica Hische Ver su selecci n de 75 portadas conmemorando la fundaci n de Penguin y conocer no solo sus comentarios al respecto si no el de otros involucrados aporta un vistazo a lo que los grandes de la industria del arte de las portadas buscan en un dise o.
The combination of design and books is what drew me to the Penguin 75 The book layout is wonderful, and includes commentary from both the designers and the authors There are also full spreads on each book mentioned, and many contemporary favorites Really enjoyed the backstory on the designs for books that were eh but covers that were amazing and that led me to read it in the first place.
An excellent photo book detailing a selection of book covers with authors, designers and illustrators talking about how and why the final version was chosen My only complaint would be that I d love even detail of the intricacies of choosing a book cover, but this is above all a delightful book which was clearly lovingly put together.
A big book of inspiration and pretty things that are book covers.This book made me want to read Garrison Kellior s Love Me, just because I pity his cover and to see if he is as funny in the novel as he is in the commentary I was very pleased to see Shadow of the Wind there, but not so happy to see The Piano Teacher that stock photo of the lady is overused already
Oh, this was a marvelous gem With inputs from authors, illustrators, designers, and art directors, the book reaches for mostly full disclosure, and the result is a fascinating and hilarious insight into the publishing industry I honestly couldn t put it down until I had reached the last case study.
I loved the commentary from art directors, designers and authors about the book covers, and I enjoyed seeing rejected cover options, which showed how the cover concepts evolved and demonstrated what concepts were the strongest and why The commentary was conversational, which made it great.
Penguin has always been one of my favorite publishers specifically for their strong cover designs This collection of 75 contemporary books is beautifully printed and has commentary on each book from the designers, authors, and art directors Judging a book by its cover has rarely been fun.
gawking at collisions between designers authors sometimes art survives.
fun and beautiful covers tells of the book cover selection process which is sometimes fun other times tedious.
I like a good story, and the histories behind these classic Penguin covers were filling.
A compilation and discussion of 75 Penquin book covers.
Very interesting More than a book about book cover design, is a testimony to the process and the relationship between all.