Tag: Book Design

Lo. Lee. Ta.

Posted on 07/10/2015

Vladimir Nabokov enjoyed playing with words. He was renowned for placing riddles and deceptions throughout his narratives, encouraging a deeper exploration of the text and taking readers to dark place …

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Introducing the new Folio 2015 Diary …

Posted on 29/08/2014

I’ve looked after the Diary here in Editorial for a few years now, and it’s one of my favourite things to work on. Because of its popularity, members have written to us frequently with suggestions for …

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Judging a book by its cover

Posted on 20/01/2014

The Folio Society has been sponsoring the Designer Bookbinding Competition since 1990. The aims of the Competition are ‘to encourage professionals, amateurs and students to produce originally designed …

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Sara Ogilvie and John Lawrence in conversation

Posted on 06/03/2013

For the new issue of FOLIO magazine our art director, Sheri Gee, asked two of our favourite artists to discuss their approach to book illustration. John Lawrence and Sara Ogilvie held the following em …

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Making the Shortlist

Posted on 05/10/2012

Fantastic news for us this autumn is that three Folio Society editions of The Handmaid’s Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and The Bhagavad Gita have been shortlisted in the Literature category of the British Book …

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Folio artist wins at V&A Illustration Awards

Posted on 18/06/2012

The other night I was at the V&A Illustration Awards because Matthew Richardson had been nominated for the Best Illustrated Book Cover Award for his work on our edition of The Outsider. Actually – …

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Folio artist wins at V&A Illustration Awards

Posted on 18/06/2012

The other night I was at the V&A Illustration Awards because Matthew Richardson had been nominated for the Best Illustrated Book Cover Award for his work on our edition of The Outsider. Actually – …

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Temptations of a book-lover

Posted on 18/05/2012

I visited Sangorski and Sutcliffe’s shop in Mayfair on my day off yesterday. I was curious because a ‘dummy’ of the Diamond Jubilee Bible – a joint endeavour – has arrived in the office, and we’ve all …

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Typographical Boats & Goats

Posted on 15/03/2012

Title page set in Centaur During my time at Folio I’ve designed and typeset approximately sixty titles. Each time work begins on a new book (such as The Song of Roland shown here) and I have to think …

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Typographical Boats & Goats

Posted on 15/03/2012

Title page set in Centaur During my time at Folio I’ve designed and typeset approximately sixty titles. Each time work begins on a new book (such as The Song of Roland shown here) and I have to think …

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Folio Books – Good on Paper

Posted on 24/02/2012

So much goes into making a Folio book special, but there’s one feature above all that the reader will connect to – the paper. At the turn of every page, the texture and shading needs to be just right. …

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