For bibliophiles and lovers of design.
Bonjour Tristesse (2007)
The Magic Island
W.B. Seabrook; illustration: Alexander King
This book sensationalized the voodoo rituals of Haitian men and women, and first introduced the concept of zombies to Americans.
Salvador Dalí: An Illustrated Life (2007)
Montse Aguer Teixidor
Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too) (2010)
I saw this in the library today and it really caught my eye.
Who Is Mark Twain? (2009)
design: Mary Schuck
The Victorians (2007)
A. N. Wilson
design: David Pearson
三人のおまわリさん (Sannin no omawarisan)
design: Ryohei Yanagihara
Sorry if I’m a bit off with the Japanese characters — I tried my hardest.
All Known Metal Bands (2008)
art director: Eli Horowitz
design: Dan Nelson & Alvaro Villanueva
notes: The aim with All Known Metal Bands was to make the book feel like the record of a culture rather than the project of a particular person. All explanatory info was placed in the back; the main text and cover were dedicated to a straightforward fulfillment of the concept. The shape of the book allowed a large number of band names to be placed efficiently on each page, and gave it a bit of a logbook feel. The cover design, with its vaguely Middle Eastern aesthetic, was again meant to emphasize the information over any particular image.