Archive for July, 2009

The NEW Big Book of Layouts

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

We’re still accepting entries to The NEW Big Book of Layouts. The deadline has been extended to August 15th. To submit, please visit our online submission site.

Here’s the snazzy cover design, created by Anderson Design Group in Nashville, TN:

This book will be in stores in May 2010.

0529 NBBL cover

and a sample spread:

sample spread large

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Book covers you never saw – The Big Book of New Design Ideas

Posted on July 28, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

The Big Book of New Design Ideas recently received a makeover.

We went from this:

original

To this:

0429 frt cvr and spine

During the re-design process, some interesting options were created. Below are some covers we almost used….

The publisher decided against these because they were afraid men would shy away from buying a book with a female on the cover. (Hmmm…a thought-provoking theory, and one that we can’t completely discount.)

Revised cover designs by Anderson Design Group in Nashville, TN.

curly hair

0304 Cover ideas - BBNDI limp_Page_4

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“Designing for the Greater Good” is more than just good..

Posted on July 2, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

062909 Front cover and spine

It won’t be in stores until early 2010, but the book

Designing for the Greater Good is already lookin’ so good that we must give you a sneak peak.

This book has already broken records in terms of submissions. We received over 4,000 entries, proving there is a lot of non-profit and cause-related work being done out there. In fact, winners received email notifications last week.

It’s the page layout, however, that has us especially excited. The design of this book is spot-on. It’s clean, elegant and uses an effective grid. Below are some sample pages. Many thanks to authors Peleg Top and Jonathan Cleveland, as well as Jonathan’s  gang at Cleveland Design in Boston (Adamo, Lynn and the two Jenny’s) for their great vision for this awesome book.

Pages 38-39

Pages 54-55

Pages 108-109

Page 130-131

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