Here’s something a little different (earlier than the books I normally feature.) A book that “deals with the present-day problems of visual expression” by the great artist/designer Gyorgy Kepes.
Nice and simple. But striking. I believe it was designed in 1957—which was when this edition was published, though this is the 7th printing.
Cover design by Roy Kuhlman.
Truly bizarre color combo. But kinda cool. Designed by Martin Bassett.
BTW, just posted the grid for these cover designs over at Gridness.net. Here it is…
11th printing, starting in ’65. Dunno if the cover was the same the whole time, but the inside looks ’65.
I’m not obsessed with Paul Rand as are many designers, but I do enjoy him as an illustrator. The Condemned of Altona, 1961.
An unexpectedly beautiful hardcover called “Insects.” It’s actually the “Yearbook of Agriculture” for 1952. They still do nice books like this?
I wonder: how did they go about drawing such a tight, crisp image in 1969?
Cover design by Toshihiro Katayama.