— New Book Covers

Here’s a selection of fine new book cover designs. You can see considerably more across at The Casual Optimist.

 

The first is Unbuttoning America by Ardis Cameron; design by Kimberly Glyder; illustration by Al Moore (Cornell University Press / May 2015) 

 

For those too young to know, in the mid-sixties Peyton Place was a huge best selling novel in the States and one of the first seminal American TV series, and this new book taking a glance towards the phenomenon is likely to offer an interesting read.

 

You can see more of my own preferred cover designs after the jump:

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— Self, Life, Death

Although this book has been around since 2005 it doesn’t seem to feature on our blog.

 

Designed by Atelier, the book is a definitive overview of Japan’s greatest and most controversial living photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki.

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— Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu

This is the World’s oldest multicolour printed book opened and digitized for the first time.

 

Until now, Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public.

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— Allegory Of The Cave Painting

A 2010 archeological study found that the prehistoric Gwion Gwion paintings in Australia, whose chromatic vividness contrasts with their age and their exposure to sun and rain, are inhabited by ‘living pigments.’ A symbiotic biofilm of red cyanobacteria and black fungi sustains a process of permanent self-painting, while also etching the pictures deeper into the quartz wall.

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— Romka

Love the photo on this cover of Romka; a collective photo album in which people from all over the world share the stories behind their most cherished photographs.

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romka, collective, photo album, fox, red head, ginger, photography, cherish, memories,

— Quite Lovely

The English Group: Completed Project

 

The Quite Delightful Project’s second second luxury erotic magazine – the Quite Lovely issue – is now available and comprises 340 pages of stimulating photography, illustration and articles. The magazine is also accompanied by a 28 page standalone monograph of Elegia’s provocatively candid self portrait photography and an 80 page booklet of the team’s own erotic confessions.

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