Book design

    In the Darkness of the Night

    Hardback £17.46

    Heroic Works

    Hardback Save £2.04 = £27.96

    This beautifully designed catalogue is not only a celebration of the Designer Bookbinders 3rd International Competition winning entries, but also a lavishly illustrated record of all the entrants from around the world. Texts are given a new look through the skills, seductive materials, and boundless inventiveness of the craft of...

    Mind of the Book

    By Alastair Fowler

    Hardback £28.86

    Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title-pages printed in England from the early modern era to the nineteenth century, exploring their place in the History of the Book for the first time. He illuminates key features of title-page design and presents 16 illustrations of significant title-pages with commentaries, from...

    The Royal Picture Alphabet

    By John Leighton

    Paperback £6.36

    John Leighton was an English artist notable for his book illustrations and book cover designs. Leighton worked with many publishers, all of whom had London offices, or were based exclusively in the capital.

    Cover Art: 20 Hangable Prints for Book Nerds

    By Liz Emirzian

    Paperback £9.05

    A beautiful collection of hand-drawn cover illustrations of famous, classic books that are printed on perforated, tear-out quality cardstock so that they can be torn out and set in any 8" x 10" frame.

    5 Year Diary - Green Cover

    Hardback £19.10

    Postcards on Parchment: The Social Lives of Medieval Books

    By Kathryn M. Rudy

    Hardback £40.71

    "Medieval prayer books held not only the devotions and meditations of Christianity, but also housed, slipped between pages, sundry notes, reminders, and ephemera, such as pilgrims' badges, sworn oaths, and small painted images. Many of these last items have been classified as manuscript illumination, but Kathryn M. Rudy argues that...

    Ladybird by Design

    By Lawrence Zeegen

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    Charts the rise of the company that was initially known as Wills & Hepworth, from its origin as a small Loughborough printer to its growth into a global publisher beloved by millions of children, teachers and parents.

    Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov\'s Novel in Art and Design

    By John Bertram

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. You'll never look at Lolita the same way again.

    Prize Volumes

    Hardback Save £2.04 = £27.96

    With Shakespeare as the inspiration for Designer Bookbinders second International Competition, this lavish catalogue features contemporary design on the subject of the Great Bard from some of the best binders worldwide.

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