Barnes & Noble Classics by Jessica Hische
Wonderful multi-talented designer Jessica Hische got the awesome gig to create these beautiful covers for the Barnes & Noble Classics. Love the spine view of these bad boys. They would look great on any shelf, unless if you had Twilight on it or something. Seriously though, top notch vintage type work. Pick up your own here.
Howdesign recommends a very interesting book on design!
Strategy is important, today more than ever. Design is so much more than color, type, and image: It’s a way to boost project success rates and determine solutions to problems. This book, very thoughtfully written by Dave Holston, doesn’t look very fun. In fact, it’s a lot of text. Not many images. But here’s the thing: this text is worth its weight in gold. It’s full of really great advice and strategies for thinking through problems rationally, using process to your advantage, building strong relationships, and increasing efficiency. This is a book serious designers should have on their shelves—it will help them secure a seat at the business table for good. I learned a lot editing it; my hope is that you’ll learn a lot reading it, and then put your newfound knowledge to the test.