(photo by Alamy/Steven Heald, via http://www.guardian.co.uk)
Just a quick post to alert everyone to an interesting article in this weekend’s Guardian, which notes how publishers and designers have upped the ante when it comes to book design since the rise of e-books. Well-written by Kathryn Hughes, it has a few photos of some of the lovely editions of the past year (although the actual paper has more), and is worth a read. Whilst I’m not one to judge a book by it’s cover (usually), it is nice that publishers seem to be putting more thought into book design to encourage people to buy the physical book, either as well as or instead of the e-book version. A side effect of this is that people like me, who only buy print books, are rewarded by some gorgeous and collectible editions. Hurrah!