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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obsession: A History

Design by Isaac Tobin
Lettering by Lauren Nassef


No photoshoppery here: according to Isaac's Web site: "Lettering by Lauren Nassef, using pinpricks through heavy cardstock."

Damn, this is fine. I've got nothing else.



25 comments:

lili11 said...

Congratulation for getting Blog of Note.

Joseph said...

Thanks! Yes, that was a nice surprise earlier today.

*tresdivine* said...

wow, this is intense craftsmanship.

rencalago said...

so impressive

Everymatter said...

congratulation for selected in blog of note

Louise, Carmine Superiore, Italy said...

This is just lovely - I'd love to hold it in my hands

HaPPi Like a HiPPo said...

Congratulations on being selected Blogs of Note!

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Brent Festge said...

those look like tiny people.

Simone said...

Ohh...that looks good. Like it. A lot.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

Isaac Tobin is a wonderful designer. This type of work proves it. So simple. So complicated. So perfect.

alan said...

i love this cover!

Greg said...

That's an amazing design and concept. How perfectly it illustrates the notion of obsession.

Just discovered your blog thanks to Blogs of Note (congrats!). I'm in pre-press at National Geographic. I'll be back for more!

Mo said...

Yay for Blogs of Note or I might never have found you.

As a huge fan of design review sites and a lifelong book nerd, I'm quite enjoying poking around your site. Great stuff!

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Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

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apt design said...

Craftsmanship indeed. This cover is amazing. Do you think people will realize just how good it is without the explanation though?

Quirky San Francisco said...

Yeah I think this one's my favorite so far. I love it when peops go back to the old way of doing design and this ones definitely one of them. I just love it.

Congrats on the blogs of note selection. Keep up the great work!

Jessie Katz said...

This is beautiful. And Greg was right, a perfect way to illustrate obsession. It's great that the cover is a clean spacious design, then you look close and see all the time and detail spent on the pin pricks. I love when design can be appreciated in different ways depending on how you look at it.

Francisco Martins said...

Hey there! Nice blog ;)
Congratulations on your blog of note!

yasmin said...

oh wow this is such a good idea!

Kristal said...

That is so cool and perfect for te topic. I think I'll be poking a needle through some cardstock soon just because it looks so cool on here.

Benjamin Runco said...

Amazing, I love this cover. After seeing all these books with windows that fray and eventually tear when re-shelved, this looks like a great design and is sturdy enough to last.

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