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    Vintage Books: CMYK

Graphic Design: Vintage books' new blog is a thing of bibliophilic beauty

Posted by James Cartwright,

We like books over here at It’s Nice That. We like how they feel in your hands, how they smell when they’re fresh from the printers and how they change in character as you lend and retrieve them from people. We can’t stand it when they’re not returned though; that’s NEVER acceptable. What we really love though, is when the covers are beautifully designed, offering a concise, communicative graphic snapshot into the text you’re about to digest.

Vintage have a pretty solid track record when it comes to commissioning beautiful book covers and they’ve recently set up a blog called CMYK that offers you an insight into their process, demonstrating their impressive commitment to the designed elements of the printed medium. The blog itself is pretty minimal; a selection of images and short paragraphs detailing the intricacy of commissioning from the creatives they approach to last-minute changes in artistic direction.

It’s a unique resource for anyone looking to better understand how art directors go from concept to final artwork and a lovely excuse to spend some time with some great Vintage titles.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.