book design


Tatoed backbones

Gottmer editions, 1950

viseux 5

Claude Viseux

Galerie Daniel Cordier, 1960


Fifties Flanders

Life lessons. As a young boy, I used to sneak up to my grandmother’s attic, to disappear four hours between the magazines and books in that small room built under the much bigger roof. Books my father and his brothers … Continue reading



Club Français Part 5…


Some more covers…

… from le Club Français.


Aragon – Les Beaux Quartiers

Club Français, part3 — Ah! The flow of these books.



Club Français — part 2


Club Français du Livre

A cosy avant-garde… Last week I stumbled accross these books from Le Club Français du Livre, founded in 1946, combining influences from the surrealist literary movement in France with good marketing — adventurous design and quality binding bring classic and … Continue reading


Bruna SF

Zwarte Beertjes abstract — Dick Bruna designed over 2000 covers for the Zwarte Beertjes series, pocket books that brought famous international detective series to a dutch public. Well known are the covers he did for the Saint and James Bond … Continue reading


Fontstructing in the seventies

Rob Ligtelijn — I found this book in a charity shop some time ago. The choice of colour, the bold, clear approach and the letterforms make it an iconographic example of seventies design. The lettering could have been designed in … Continue reading