is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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I agree; these are quite beautiful. I also liked the recentish, letterpress-like covers they did for a series whose name I’ve forgotten.
These seem to be getting a lot of attention. I enjoy the designs a great deal, they express the essence of the books without giving too much away.
Striking and, to my eye, near perfect. (Plus, hitherto unseen by me, so thanks for bringing them to my attention)
I wish the Everyman Library had gone a similarly inspired route for their catalog – my all-time favorite book – Catch 22 – has never really managed a good cover in any of its many iterations, up to and including the otherwise very fine Everyman edition.
On a related note, I’m always surprised and a tiny bit saddened that the page design and overall textual architecture of trade editions receives so little discussion. These may not be the things that first catch our eye, but they are the elements of the book readers spend the most time with. You’d think that there would be more attention paid to them.
It reminds me of the Everyman’s Library but with a modern flair. What do the title pages look like.
He is one of my favorite authors.
Those are absolutely beautiful. Great find Khoi, I get so frustrated when great authors and books are bound and showcased in such a poor manner. I’ll get my hands on these.
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