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    Bookshelf: Patrick Fry

Bookshelf: The witty and aesthetically pleasing bookshelf of designer Patrick Fry

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Patrick Fry is GREAT. We at It’s Nice That had the pleasure of working with Pat for most of last year, and watched him blossom from a sandwich-loving freelancer into a…well, I guess he’s still the same. One look at his portfolio will show you what he’s capable of, and the huge range of people who have commissioned him to re-brand their whole company is testament to his talents.

Patrick actually apologised when he sent over these wonderful photos of his books because they were “taken on his phone”. No need to apologise Patrick, these photos are perfect, and you clearly have very high standards, which is probably why you’re so talented.

What a nice man. Here’s his top five books.

The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok

I could wax on about the genius of this bok for a while, but the stand out touch for me is the advert for page 71 near the beginning. It really hypes up the page, and personally, I wasn’t disappointed.
The Brand New “Monty Python” Papperbok

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    The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok

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    The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok

 Kurt Rowland: Pattern and Shape

I don’t know where this book came from, or how I came to own it. It’s a quite random series of found images that link natural forms with man made design. 
Not made for arty types, this was designed for school teachers, which is probably why it’s so great.
Kurt Rowland: Pattern and Shape (Looking and Seeing)

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    Pattern and Shape

The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

I’ve had this book since I was an infant, and thanks to it, my sense of humour has remained infantile since.
The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

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    The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

Riscatype

This ever so sexy book of type specimens from Riscatype is complete with small scribbles about picas from the former owner.
The Riscatype Catalogue of Popular Typefaces

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    Riscatype

Bob Gill: Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design: Including the Ones in this Book

The sage words of Mr Gill are not to be toyed with. I’ve been fruitlessly aping his methods since first reading this.
Bob Gill: Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design

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    Bob Gill: Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design: Including the Ones in this Book

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.