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sep 8, 2008, 4:32 pm

Gad, this should be an outrageously active group. There is so much really BAD design out there that here should be at least an occasional mention of a well designed book.

I've been in trade typesetting/book design since 1972. Used to do books for a number of NYC publishers, most of whom have been gobbled up by larger and larger houses. All the editors I worked with have been put out to pasture, replaced with a youth totally lacking in the culture of books.

I still do work for a couple of small presses, but retirement is such a wonderful state.

Anybody home?

sep 8, 2008, 4:57 pm


sep 8, 2008, 5:01 pm

Yo! Send sandwiches!!!

*Jumps up and down, waving arms frantically, behind large stacks of books that are being reshelved to be DDS-compliant*

Redigeret: sep 8, 2008, 5:23 pm

Well, I just bought a used copy of Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe that is really beautiful. It is hardback with a lovely swirled paper for the covers, but the typography inside is what really grabbed me. It has a very nice font, beautifully laid out, with accents in red on every page. I'll have to scan it to show it off, but I bought this book entirely for its physical beauty.

sep 9, 2008, 6:58 pm

Scan a spread or two. Let's see.

sep 25, 2008, 8:56 am

Most books these days are made in the cheapest manner possible and their design is uninspiring. The few exceptions include pop-up books by Sabuda, Reinhart and Carter or what I would consider very narrow specialty interest books (no examples to mention). I do have some very old books with carved or embossed covers that I appreciate almost more for that than the contents.

My grandmother gave me some poetry books by Gwen Frostic that I believe were published by a paper mill. Each book is designed with a variety of paper and block prints to enhance the poetry. I really enjoy paging through these books and enjoying the paper textures with the poetry.

nov 14, 2008, 11:37 pm

Chip Kidd spends 99% of his time designing covers for Knopf, but he has a few interior designs under his belt. They are always fun to flip through (even if the story is lacking).