Pages: 352 pages
Published: September 29, 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, LGBT
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Jane Mount, artist and owner of My Ideal Bookshelf has created a fun family project that people can do since they are stuck at home. Continue reading “Create Your Own Book Art”
Pages: 192 pages
Published: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Stories Continue reading “Book Review: Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner”
Art is meant for all. Apparently, the Met Museum did not get the memo.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, will be partially breaking with its “pay-what-you-wish” policy. For the first time in half a century, the Museum will charge visitors a mandatory $25 admission fee. If you are a New York State Resident, you will not be required to pay the fee. The new policy will go into effect on March 1.
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Pages: 287 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Classics, Art
In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning series like the Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions, Penguin Drop Caps, and Penguin Horror. Exhibiting a mesmerizing array of front covers and full cover layouts, Paul Buckley illuminates the unique and inventive approaches to typography, image, and design that grace Penguin’s covers of the best works in literature. Throughout the book, the artists and designers including Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, Jillian Tamaki, Jessica Hische, and Ruben Toledo who have collaborated with Penguin Classics offer commentary on the design process. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. That saying always applied to people but us book lovers try to judge the story instead basing our first impressions on the book cover. However, it is first thing that we see when we peruse through the shelves and impressions our based on how beautiful the book cover is. It mostly influences us when we are either buying or borrowing the book. That shows how important book cover design is in publishing. It attracts attention to the reader. Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover demonstrates just that.
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