Saturday, December 31, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #966

©1970 / Last post of 2011! I did 353 Daily Book Graphics posts in 2011 not exactly "daily" but pretty close.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #963

©1972 / Design: Martin Stephen Moskoff and Associates, Inc.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #961

©1964 / Photo Credit: Jane Burton (Coleman and Hayward)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #957

©1970 / Design: Peter Stone / I posted covers from this series (also by Peter Stone) in DBG #713 and #740, I have reposted them below.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #952

©1969 / The credit on the back cover reads: The design on the cover is based on the author's diagram of color serialization. Color interaction is much stronger in the upper section, with squares inside squares, than in the lower section, with circles in the squares (see p. 165).
There is a publisher's note that the author died after signing off on the manuscript, illustrations and captions but before drafting the acknowledgements. Quite sad.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #951 / Three Pelicans

©1966 / Cover credit reads as follows: The cover shows Marina Apollonio's 'Piccola Opera'

©1962 / Design: Colin Forbes

©1960 / Design: Martin Bassett

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #950

©1973 / Design: Frank Nofer / I had seen this cover on Flickr a couple years ago but I just acquired my own copy this week. I think this is one of the most remarkable covers I've posted and one of the weirdest books. It is a "novel" about the end times complete with timelines and charts and illustrated with stock photos. This particular copy was signed by the author.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #949




Reader's of this blog may know that I'm on a lonely quest to find as many covers by John+Mary Condon as I can. I have a Flickr group dedicated to their work that has just five members and only one contributor, me. I'm fascinated by their ultra disciplined modernist practice. I find that their work ranges from brilliant to boring the first book above is an example of the former, the second, an example of the latter. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #946

©1965 / ©1966 / I posted a book from this series back in DBG #376, although until I found these yesterday I didn't realize that that book was part of a series. I have reposted it below:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #942

©1970 / Design: Robert Cuevas 

I've been meaning to start featuring scans of underlined passages from the books I blog. I sort of want to see what knowledge and wisdom can be found in these bits of out of context information. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #940

©1963 / Design: M. Peter Piening / I found an old Hunter College student registration punch card in this book...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Daily Book Graphics #939

©1970 / Design: Brian Denyer /  I have previously blogged 8 covers from this series, there is a certain bluntness to the design that I like. I re-posted a few below, you can see the rest on Flickr

Saturday, December 3, 2011