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What Fantasy Book Covers Look Like Today

Classic fantasy book covers are instantly recognizable. A sweeping painting of a landscape that features one or two of the main characters, overlaid by an outlined, garishly colored title, is what readers traditionally expect from fantasy book covers. But popular taste and design capabilities have changed over the decades. If you look through lists of […]

Who Knew?

The art of letter forms is not new. We study writing and its origins, generally agreed as Sumerian cuneiform writing circa 3300 BCE. We study multicultural progression of written languages. As designers, we study its display. Until March 22, 2015, the Sackler Gallery is exhibiting Nasta’Liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy. I went to see […]