Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Shelf appeal.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Click here for a great collection of Finnish, Estonian & Russian children’s books.

Album du Peintre.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

More here.

Fir real.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Festive flora, part of this beautiful old botany book. Via Iain Claridge.


Exciting Christmas Ideas.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Full book here.

The Christmas Tree.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Illustrated by Fredun Shapur in 1966.

Awful Library Books.

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Awful Library Books.

Human Logo.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

The 3rd in the logo book series, this time concentrating on icons and marks inspired by people!

Snowflakes; 1863.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

See the whole book here.


Kohei Sugiura.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Fantastic magazine covers from 1960s Japan. By Kohei Sugiura.


Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Three books of 17th century kimono wrappers, right here.


Cover star.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Mighty fine covers & other graphics from This is Display.

Book club.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Paintings of books, and book covers, in oil. Work by Chris Bond.

Donald Judd’s Studio.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Not so minimal. Explore his library here.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Famous book covers broken down into their most basic elements, a series by Jan Avendano.


Dick Bruna.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014



Animal Logo.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

A new book on the shelf of 266 animal logos. A wonderful menagerie of graphics!

Soapless Detergents.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Almanak Silva.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

A wonderful blog dedicated to the history of Portuguese illustration.

Book journey.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Four delightful covers via Newhouse.

Circus, 1974.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

From 1974 an iconic Soviet books about the circus.

Bau down.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

9 Bauhaus books, in full, to download.


Surprise shapes; 1978

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Wydawnictwo Iskry.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

All taken from here, the back catalogue of Polands oldest publisher.



Thursday, July 24th, 2014

A book of incredible patterns made using a stencil technique, sometime in the 1920s. Via

Bleach life.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Bleach on construction paper.