So I just placed my order today for Neil Krug‘s Pulp Art Book! I’ve been waiting over a year now for it to be released and now it is finally here. Being one of my favorite photographers, his work never seizes disappoint me. Here a taste of some of his latest work. The colors are absolutely amazing. I really need to get a hold of some expired polaroid film.
Check out the previous posts on here.
Here are some really amazing vintage book cover concepts by Norwegian designer Morten Iveland. So believe it or not these are not actually vintage book covers but were created to visually look as if they were. Iveland did a great job of achieving this effect with his wonderful attention to color and especially paper texture.
The logos above are some highlights from the mid-seventies edition of The World of Logotypes by Al Cooper. Choosing marks based on their strong graphic quality Amy Henderson isolated the logos individually and into a three part series on here site Aqua Velvet. I’ve seen the book in person and I have to say that seeing the logos isolated like this really changes the way they I perceive them. Their true aesthetics are reflected so well with the surrounding white space and no distracting interruptions of that space. Check out Part I, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Aqua Velvet series. You can also check out all of the logos on Eric Carls Flickr who graciously took the time to upload each page of the extensive book.
Via Grain Edit.
Here are some of the latest photos from Neil Krug’s Pulp Art Book set to be released some time this fall. Check out more of his work on flickr. Also check my previous posts of Neil Krug’s work here.
I was researching “tv static” today for a project I’m doing for my Time-Based Graphic Design class and I ran across these in Escaphandro’s Color TV set on flickr. I just had to put them in my desktop inspirational folder. I just absolutely love the the type and logo and the rainbow bar reminds me of the old polaroid designs. One thing I couldn’t help but notice is that the Color TV logo looks a lot like the Seagate logo but it still looks great. I was also trying to read up on the designer/collector and I discovered that this is actually newly designed this year for a musician by the name of Color TV. This was all really confusing for me because it looks like actual color advertisements and instructional manuals. If he really did design these works he did a wonderful job of imitating an aged effect to make these look straight out of the early 70s.
I was on ffffound earlier today and I stumbled on the Letraset USA book cover. I researched it to find out more but didn’t get very far. I did run across a European blog called Evasion. The Letraset cover was a part of a post called 100 Design Book Covers on the blog and I was really amazed by the epic selections they had presented. These above are my favorite of the bunch. I really like the abstraction and colors in the last one.
I recently had a post from OMNI magazine from Eric Carl’s collection on flickr. I had have another post of his finds but I couldn’t fit all of it in one post. These book covers are from his Classi Sci-Fi and Fantasy set and contain works form the 1960s to the early 1980s. I absolutely love looking at these because there was so much imagination put into illustrating the covers. It’s like a breath of fresh air looking at these beautiful classic covers compared to the modern-day computer illustrated Sci-Fi covers. On top of that the wear and tear of these books really adds a nice touch on the fact that these books only look better as they age. I checked ebay and you can actually still find copies of these…I really need to pick up a few if not all of them.
Check out recent Omni Magazine post here.