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New Stockist: The ICA

Books Mina 1 min read
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Absolutely delighted that the Institute of the Contemporary Arts is now stocking my latest Books Will Make Us Free collection which includes Virginia Woolf’s ‘Solid Objects’, Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Rocket’ and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Crazy Sunday’. Each mini book comes with a hand-marbled belly band in fluorescent colours making each one unique. This project aims to bring awareness to the possibilities of Public Domain and…

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Ladybird by Design

Books, Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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The House of Illustration is quickly becoming one of my favourite galleries in London, they have an amazing programme of talks and there always seems to be something interesting happening there. I recently went to visit ‘Ladybird by Design’, a touring exhibition from De La Warr Pavilion, co-curated by Lawrence Zeegen and Jane Won with graphic design by Fraser Muggeridge Sudio. For over 100 years, Ladybird books…

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The Folio Society and the most beautiful books in the world

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I feel I have been incredibly lucky to work with some of my favourite publishers, authors and illustrators (it is a long list so definitely excited for future projects!) but when the opportunity came to work for The Folio Society, I truly couldn’t believe my luck. Founded in London in 1947, The Folio Society publishes illustrated hardback editions of classic fiction and non-fiction books with good…

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Books will make us free! celebrating public domain for The Poundshop on the BBC

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I have been lucky to have been involved with The Poundshop since my student days so when Sara Melin and George Wu, funders of The Poundshop, contacted me to be part of their latest shop linked to their BBC appearance, I couldn’t have been happier. The Poundshop is a pop up shopping project based on the idea of selling quality designer products at affordable prices….

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Libri Illeggibili, the amazing illegible books by Bruno Munari

Book reviews, Books Mina 3 min read
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Bruno Munari’s work is as vast as it is extraordinary. A multidisciplinary creative, he was a designer, illustrator, educator, inventor and researcher who profoundly contributed to the arts with his radical approach to the creative process. I am most fascinated by his work with books and in particular his series of ‘Libri Illeggibili’, unreadable books that he first produced himself as handmade single copies in 1949 and…

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Supernew Supergraphics

Book reviews, Books, Events, Reviews, Talks Mina 2 min read
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I attended Unit Editions studio event last week, celebrating the launch of Supernew Supergraphics, a collection of the best architectural, environmental and interior graphic design. A follow-up to their well known Supergraphics the first book on the subject that I’m lucky enough to own and treasure (it’s long since sold out and not going to re-print so I recommend you go buy Supernew Supergraphics now that you still can). At the…

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Amarelli

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Amarelli packaging

Nothing more unfortunate than finding yourself in the best ice-cream shop in the Universe with a sore throat. Woe is me! I did however manage to find the second best thing at Gelupo‘s: Amarelli anised sweets. The packaging, the lettering! I immediately thought it must have been the work of the amazing Louise Fili but a quick Google search proved me wrong: it’s actually by Rome-based studio Angelini Design –…