Posts Tagged With book cover

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

SHV Think Book 1996-1896 – Irma Boom

This book is one of Irma Boom’s first projects that was commissioned. The book was made in 1996 and has the dimensions of 8 7/8 x 6 11/6 x 4 5/16 inches, two versions of black and white. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen was the commissioner. He is the CEO of SHV, a Dutch Conglomerate. He…

Damn Everything but the Circus

There were so many interesting books in the Special Collection at the library but the one that caught my eye was Damn everything but the Circus: a lot of things put together by Sister Corita Kent. Before going to the Special Collections at the library, I viewed this book online and it stood out to…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

When I first entered the Special Collections Library, I was very surprised to see such delicate pieces scattered all over the room with so many students hovering over what just looked like books. I felt almost afraid to even touch the books, as everything in the atmosphere gave me the impression that things were ever…

Steven Heller Man Bites Man

Steven Heller became a strong influence in graphic design starting at a young age and with no formal art education.  Man Bites Man was Heller’s first book of which he was also the editor.  This work is a conjunction of twenty-two cartoonists who were participating in the magazine industry during the early 1960’s, ” Leonard Maltin,…

Alvin Lustig New Directions book covers

The designer that set precedence for book cover designs and revitalizing how people engage with literary works in a commercial sense, is none other than Alvin Lustig. This specific cover was designed in 1941 and marks the very beginning of Alvin Lustig’s professional relationship with New Directions Publishing. This is a rather serious and bold…

Ellen Lupton work

The second example of Ellen Lupton’s work that I have chosen is her textbook, Thinking with Type, which is one of the most used typography textbooks worldwide. It is an excellent example of her skill as an educator and an author with concise information and examples to help educate the next generation of graphic designers on typography…

Hercules

Farnese Hercules Statue- Glykon https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/collections/museum-highlights/farnese-hercules Steven Dye GD 203 Flinchum 2/15/18 Trope-Hercules       Hercules is a very well-known man and trope that has been passed down for centuries. He originated from Greek and Roman mythology and was one of the best-known mortal heroes of his time. Zeus, the ruler of all gods, was…

Tropes: Nurses

Nurses  Whether it is guardian on the battlefront, or vixen in the emergency room, the representation of the nurse has changed and developed over time to reflect the different ideas of nurses, like gender roles and norms, as well as healthcare and medicine.   Cigarette Advertisement  Here is an advertisement from 1932 for Camel cigarettes featuring a nurse. The very…