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Lottie Crumblehorne

What a lovely name and what a lovely design for a cookbook from this recent Royal College of Art graduate.


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GabrielleWilsonA really clever piece of graphic design on this book cover from Gabrielle Wilson.

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New York notebook


Ok, so it’s not got all the detailed information of a Lonely Planet or a Rough Guide but Laurie Rosenwald’s typography and collages are so gorgeous to look at, the information comes second. Plus, it leaves you space to fill in your own New York finds. Ours included our amazing B&B right in the heart of SOHO and Delicatessen – the excellent SOHO eaterie which Marque Creative did the graphics for. I so love the typeface they used in the identity.

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Here Design

How to Drink 1

At lunchtime I saw the most beautifully designed book – How To Drink by Victoria Moore. I’m sure the actual content is great but I was captivated by the typographic illustrations – amazing!

How to Drink 2


Turns out the designs were created by Here Design so I went to have a little look at their website and guess what else they have in their portfolio… Nigella’s Christmas, which I previously blogged about to say how fabulous I think it looks.


They have some other really beautiful stuff on their site like their branding and packaging for Gail’s Bakery – so all that remains to be said is… can I have a job please?!

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Dress Code


New York-based design studio whose 2 founding partners have a combined age of less than 46! They’ve done some amazing stuff for MTV and have just published Never Sleep , a book on successfully making the transition from design student to designer.

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Max Huber


I just got this book out of the library and am finding it to be an endless source of inspiration. I think I’ll be buying a copy for myself.

I was prompted to post about it after reading this article about another great Swiss graphic designer, Josef Muller Brockmann, on Papercut Panic’s blog.

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Book covers galore


Dedicated to showcasing the best in book cover design, this amazing collection has been collated by American agency Fwis.


Endless amounts of inspiration to be had here. These are my 2 favourites.

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The Thrift Book by India Knight


I borrowed this from a work colleague and really enjoyed reading it.

It’s packed with thrifty hints and tips and the design is great too. I love the gold foil-block on the cover – although don’t know how much it says “thrifty”!

The quirky illustrations were created by Debbie Powell.

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Queen Nigella

Nigella Christmas

Ok, I know Christmas is long gone but one of my favourite presents was the Nigella Christmas cook book.

The layout was beautiful and the food photography stunning.

I have now decided that my dream design project would be to be art direct a Nigella Lawson cookbook! What about one on summer picnic food? Lots of gingham prints, outdoor shots of picnic blankets and hampers laden with Nigella’s finest…

Now I’m confused – is it the prospect of the design or the prospect of the food that’s got me so excited?

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