— The Martian

Having just seen Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ at the cinema, I’m happy to tell you that it’s a truly fabulous book… …but only a good film.

 

It’s enjoyable enough, but disappointing if you’ve read the book. They chose, understandably I admit, to film the book’s least interesting part of the story and reduce to superficial background those parts of the book that were most fascinating.

 

Anyway, there’s a few rather cool movie posters out there alongside the mainstream options produced for the multiplexes.

— Avaunt

Avaunt: was a magazine launched in April 2015 to offer ‘a world of adventure, style, innovation, nature and culture through print, digital and events’.

 

I like it’s cover layout for the latest issue.

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— 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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— Blind

I don’t know much about this new Norwegian movie, but here’s the international poster for BLIND (directed by Eskil Vogt, 2014).

 

…I do find it somewhat intriguing.

 

The poster designer is Handverk

— 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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— River Of Grass

Very evocative illustration on this US re-release poster for River Of Grass as directed by Kelly Reichardt (USA, 1993)

 

The illustrator/atist is Zachary Baldus

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— 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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— La Luna de Metrópoli

My favourite posts are when I take a moment out to showcase recent magazine covers for La Luna de Metrópoli magazine, the weekly supplement of Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

 

Issue after issue after issue, the magazine showcases unerringly good art direction by Rodrigo Sánchez

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