Paris Exhibit Praises the World of Book Covers[Publishing Perspectives] 2015, 03
Several of the titles featured in the exhibit: We Love Books! A World Tour in Paris
We Love Books! is an exhibit within the second edition of the
inspiring Graphic Arts Festival taking place in Paris until March 4.
By Olivia Snaije
Curated by book designer and graphic artist Michel Bouvet, We Love Books!
presents more than 400 books from all corners of the globe, whether paperbacks
or art books. Besides the instantly recognizable books covers, such as Chip Kidd’s
cover for Murakami’s 1Q84, or Henning Wagenbreth’s designs for author Edgar
Hilsenrath’s books, the exhibit allows the visitor to marvel at designs by South
Americans, Koreans, Iranians or Portuguese, among others.
There are Brazilians such as Ruth Klotzel with a dreamy book cover of Maureen
Bisilliat’s photographs or Gustavo Piquiera’s strong typography with vintage
photographs as a background.
Imagen HB, Hernán Berdichevsky and Gustavo Stecher’s Buenos Aires-based
branding and design studio produces crisp, lively book designs, while Peruvian
Sandro Venturo Shultz’s style is decidedly retro-sixties. Kum-Jun Park, at the
vanguard of recent Korean design, has several gorgeous art books on display
combining graphics with lyricism.
Contemporary Iranian graphic design has been going strong for a while now, its art
directors often innovating the typography of Arabic letters. Majid Abbasi and Saed
Meshki’s book covers are bold, combining illustration, photography, and always,
With a long culture of book cover design, Portuguese designers João Bicker, Pedro
Falcão, British-born Andrew Howard who is based in Porto, and Lizá Defossez
Ramalho and Artur Rebelo of R2 Design studio are proof that making books look
beautiful is an ongoing tradition.
Being able to travel the world of international book cover designers is a real treat.
The only downside to the exhibit is that the visitor cannot actually touch the
books…and that the show ends on February 8th. So if you’re in Paris, hurry up!
[최근 한국 디자인의 선두에 있는 박금준.
그의 서정적인 표현을 그래픽에 결합한 아주 멋진 아트북 몇 점을 전시하고 있다.]