Archive for Books
Recently completed the design work on a book cover for Paul Rowson’s Dispatches from a Dilettante.
Here is Paul’s very own description of his book:
‘Dispatches from a Dilettante’ is a rampage through a chaotic career, encompassing rock music, religion, royalty and renegade kids – stretching from the Caribbean to Cambodia. It’s a memoir on the absurdity of endeavour and a restless lifestyle spent working exceptionally hard trying to avoid it. There are close encounters with Jimi Hendrix, the Prince of Wales, ex footballers and the current Head of the Catholic Church in England, together with bar room brawls and board room bitterness. Whether it’s the drugs and desperation of life on a Welsh housing estate or discussions in the Gardens of Highgrove it’s a life lived whimsically, from the higher echelons of business to the gutters of Phonm Penh. It’s about a music-loving meanderer who has never quite got over being at Woodstock.
After reading the book myself, I proposed to Paul that trying to cover all the various major events of his life on the cover was going to be a challenge – and no doubt a visual car crash! My suggestion was to make the book look like a battered journal that had accompanied Paul around the world on his many adventures.
Dispatches from a Dilettante is available for the Amazon Kindle here.
My family know me so well…
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation by Pamela Glintenkamp
Banksy Myths & Legends by Marc Leverton
The Book of Skulls by Faye Dowling
Clan Robertson: Your Clan Heritage
Today seems like an appropriate day to dust off my copy of Apple Design: The Works of The Apple Industrial Design Group.
A chance to look back and marvel at some of the finest, most innovative tools I have had the pleasure of using on a day-to-day basis.
Thank you Steve Jobs.
While doing some Christmas shopping in Manchester last Friday, decided to call in Magma – which is always dangerous on the wallet.
Retro Fonts includes a CD containing 222 typefaces – brilliant!!