In my Application of Publishing Design class, we have begun a book designer research project. Luckily for me I did a blog post on Coralie Bickford-Smith the day before this assignment was even handed to me (see below). So needless to say I zipped through this project in no time at all. But this gave me some free time to check out some other amazing book designers, and let me tell you, there are hundreds of talented designers out there.
One in particular is Cardon Webb. He designed the fantastic new Vintage series for Oliver Sacks.
In May of 2011, Cardon Webb announced on Dribble that these books had been “killed and will never see the light of day”. Then in August of 2011, Cardon posted that “these [books] have now been approved and will be on the shelves next month”.
These books are pieces of art, and are absolutely beautiful to look at. I cannot wait to check out more of his work!
If you are interested in browsing through some amazing book designs check out The Book Cover Archive!!! It is quite something, but you’ll have to find that out for yourself!
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