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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…

Α–Π Anonymous Press

Books, Reviews Mina 1 min read
Anonymous-Press

Anonymous Press (Α–Π) is a publishing platform that allows anyone to publish their own book. After entering a few keywords into the ‘publish’ text box, Α–Π pulls out the content for the 12 page book from a database (Google Image Search) completely at random so every book is unique and generates the form and layout in only 20 seconds. The resulting anonymous book becomes then part of…

Books from Barcelona

Books, Reviews Mina 5 min read
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As I always do, I went to Barcelona to visit my family for the Christmas holidays. It was a very relaxing couple of weeks and, as always, managed to fill my suitcase with books. So many interesting small presses and self publishing authors it was hard to restrict myself. So here are my picks, neatly arranged on my wooden floor:  ’45 formas de decir que…

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Sonia Pulido

Reviews Mina 3 min read
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Meet my favourite illustrator in the whole world: Sonia Pulido. I think it was my good friend (and possibly 2nd favourite illustrator) IRKUS who gave me her first book saying I might like her work. Pencil lines, mid-century styled tragic heroines, pin-ups and losers in a surreal world mixed with collage and clever vintage colour palettes all executed with a very distinctive and sharp sense…

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Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011

Exhibitions, Reviews Mina 10 min read
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Quick! It’s the final week to catch the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 (BIDOY) at the Design Museum. It’s an opportunity to see a selection of good design (at least according to the jury) in Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product and Transport. Plus it’s free and as my friend always says ‘if it’s free it’s for me’! The first thing that caught my eye…

Quinto Bookshop

Reviews Mina 2 min read
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Ladies and gents, may I introduce you to one of my favourite places in the world: Quinto Books on Charing Cross Road. On my last visit I overheard a Spanish tourist say ‘this is the kind of bookshop out of an old spy film where they keep the corpses in the back room’. It definitely has a special charm and while I haven’t been invited to…