“If only you could design just one good chair in your life… But you simply cannot”
– Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007)
This year, iconic British book brand Ladybird turns 100 and to celebrate it is launching a delightful series of Ladybird Books for Grownups, specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.
Shown here is just a selection of hilarious pages from my favourite of the series, The Ladybird Book of the Hipster.
Read on for some more examples.
Via Javier Jensen.
In Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Taschen takes a look at the works of Alex Steinweiss, prolific artist and father of the modern album cover.
In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, Steinweiss pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 per cent.
Over the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl.
Bookbinding by Vladimir Fuka.
Herbert Karpitzki, cover design of the Yearbook 1957, Landesgewerbeamt Stuttgart, Germany.
Via Design is Fine.