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Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

“If only you could design just one good chair in your life… But you simply cannot”
Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007)

Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair.

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

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.

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The new Pelican editions of Shakespeare have covers designed by Manuja Waldia.

Via The Casual Optimist.

Moby Dick (animated)

Via Javier Jensen.

Russian Plays in Translation

One of a set of minimal book covers by John Gall for Theater Communications Group’s Russian drama series.

Via The English Group.

Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

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.

Via Acquire.

Vladimir Fuka

Bookbinding by Vladimir Fuka.

Herbert Karpitzki

Herbert Karpitzki, cover design of the Yearbook 1957, Landesgewerbeamt Stuttgart, Germany.

Via Design is Fine.

Heimat Moderne

Heimat Moderne cover designed by Rasmus Koch Studio.

Urban Yoga

The Urban Yoga Photo Book by Anja Humljan.