The Casual Optimist: Notable Book Covers for 2015
The Casual Optimist: 52 YA Covers for 2015
“When considering the book as a whole, I prefer that the interiors contain answers and the covers ask questions.” — Matt Dorfman, NYT
How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion?
Perhaps a glimpse at our eBook future?
The Biblical Literature designed & crafted for reading, separated into four elegant volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, etc.
A Kickstarter project by book designer Adam Lewis Greene.
Today, our contemporary bibles are ubiquitously dense, numerical and encyclopedic in format; very different from how we experience other classic & foundational literature, and completely foreign to how the original authors conceived of their work.
Original typeface, designed and “set apart” exclusively for Bibliotheca.
Page proportion and text block based on the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant as specified in Exodus.
By separating the text into several volumes, and by applying classic & elegant typography, Bibliotheca is meant to provide a fresh alternative to the reader who wants to enjoy the biblical library anew, as great literary art.
I’ve been reading Digital Film-Making, by Mike Figgis (affiliate link).
Figgis has a very conversational, no bullshit writing style that I really appreciate. He gives pragmatic practical, technical and artistic advice in a way that doesn’t downplay the challenges of making a film, but still makes you feel ‘I could do this’.