Happy publication day to the beauty that is Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces, by Susie Hodge, out now in the UK from Thames & Hudson!
Cover and interior design by me, all 432 pages, it’s a good looking book if I may say so myself. Jam packed full of lovely impressive and large artworks and close up details featuring paintings from pre 1500 medieval art The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, all the way up to modern day The King’s Death by Paula Rego, and of course everything in between – enjoy!
Out now in the UK – Design: The Whole Story, general editor Elizabeth Wilhide with a foreword by Jonathan Glancey. Designed by yours truly, all 576 pages, thoroughly enjoyable to work on and a beauty of a book in the end. A fascinating read, jam packed full of wonderful, inspiring and desirable designs – learn and enjoy!
Advance hand–bound copies of Evolution The Whole Story arrived in the Quintessence office and I think it looks fabulous! Do you like the cover?? The male chimpanzee photo on the front is by Brad Wilson – check out the rest of his work here, his photographs are absolutely magnificent.
It is such a momentous part of the book design process, just as exciting as it was with my first ever title. When you hold the complete book in your hand and all it’s parts come together to work in harmony, well that is the idea anyway! It’s always lovely to see soooo many months of work in the flesh finally, as long as you don’t look at it too closely and spot any mistakes…of which there are none in here, of course!
It will be published by Thames & Hudson in the UK, and is out in Sept 2015. You can pre-order your copy here now!
I’ll share with you some sample spreads shortly, to give you sneak peak at the inside!
Showcasing the first book I was fully in charge of myself design wise at Quintessence (note this was over three years ago now!). I was responsible for finalising the book design from presentation stage; setting up the template; laying out the content (all 940 pages); picture researching and selecting appropriate images for each entry; balancing layout variation throughout the book as whole; designing a set of icons for use in the book; getting the hi-res image versions; retouching/photoshop work; getting the files ready for repro; checking wet proofs; making colour corrections; designing the jacket; checking sizes and adding finishes (a lovely bit of Gloss Spot UV); and finally, eventually, approving it all to print! It was a special day when the advance copies of this arrived in the office, it was a proud moment indeed.
1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp, preface by Arthur Caplan was the 21st title in the multi-million best-selling 1001 Before You Die series.
Published by Cassell (UK), Atria (US) and Allen & Unwin (Australia) in 2013.
It has since been reprinted several times and been translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide.
960pp | 210 x 160mm