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Where's the beef?
on 28 August 2014
A bit precious. Interested in great design? Visit any bookshop* - or go to art school. Better for the lay person to own even one (preferably more) of the books illustrated than this hollow 'book about books'.
* A case in point: I step into our tiny wee bookstore and what stands out straight away? The new Murakami, the one with the idiotic title (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki..), and the latest from Nina Stibbe, not for the jacket in this case but for the end papers - and I don't doubt Waterstones are promoting the selfsame handsome specimens. You too may own a beautiful book, or at least a beautiful book jacket; book design is on a roll.