Monday, January 23, 2012

The Joy of Books

via Colossal


An annual exhibit at the AIGA National Design Center presents the best in book design and book covers published in 2010 in the 2011 competition.
All of the book covers are in the design archives here.
A few of my favorites ...

This book is a memoir of two years in the life of a Jewish librarian in a Boston prison. The portrait is made up of colored library date stamps.

This is one of my favorite reads of 2011.

And this one was gifted to me by my daughter for Christmas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book of the Month Club

Via Spoon & Tamago

The concept is a mobile pop-up book shop, and this second iteration was called Numabookcat
This sculpture in books is great, but there's more. After a conversation with the bookseller and the exchange of 4200 yen, you would be mailed a book every month for a year based on this interview. Kind of like telling your fortune in books. 
How often would the book selection be just right, I wonder?