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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Miscellany from the Printers Row Book Fair

The annual Printers Row Book Fair is a pretty big deal here in Chicago. I brought my camera this year and managed to take a few photos.

The interior of the Nabokov book was beautiful -- check out the butterfly and the map of St. Petersburg. The Yukio Mishima covers were incredibly vibrant and bright. And the Gore Vidal book: blue, purple, orange and white? You don't see that everyday. Unfortunately, none of the books listed a designer. Does anyone know when doing so became the norm?

The "New Learning Spaces and Places" image is the cover of a Design Quarterly -- check out the funky Space 1999 type. The Inland Printer cover is probably my favorite thing from the day.

1 comment:

alan said...

I don't know when it became widely practiced, but George Salter and Arthur Hawkins had their names on covers in the 1930s.