Atomic Book Club?

May 25th, 2008

If I’ve got one shopping weakness, it’s books. I find it nearly impossible to resist a book buying opportunity. I have no regrets though, a book is never a waste! As well as piles of novels that I buy faster than I can read, I like art/illustration/design/fashion/photography books that sadly end up spending most of their time on the shelf. So I thought I’d start posting some of my favourites and rediscover some goodies, as well as give you some inspiration for arty books.
Incidentally, Book By Its Cover does this kind of thing much more regularly and intricately than I ever could, so do visit there too.

One of my latest purchases is Illustration Play published by Victionary (their images of the book are here actually) ISBN: 978-9889822934. There’s more info and the names of illustrators covered here. It’s a fun book, the work-in-progress photos and interviews are a nice addition.

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9 Comments

  1. amy says:

    oh my goodness! i am running out to buy that book. immediately.
    who is the last image with the spikey triangles by?

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  2. wendy says:

    i love that book!
    got mine from japan :)

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  3. Elle says:

    If I had money, I would definitely buy that book! I spend too much on clothes & never have anything left for lovelies like these.

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  4. Lil says:

    I love buying books too. Borders is one of my favourite shops ever! :)

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  5. oh i totally have a weakness for good art books. this one looks great. i just LOVE aj fosik’s work. so amazing what he does…

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  6. Gil says:

    Some beautiful illustrations. I want that book.

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  7. Melanie says:

    What a delightful book! I always want to buy illustration book, but they cost so much (for good reason). And I also very excited to see so many posts from you, I’ll admit I have you on a RSS feed ;] Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

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  8. mina says:

    oh, wow! this is fantastic
    thank you very much for sharing :)
    i’d really like to know who did the last image, too, it’s genius!

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  9. katy says:

    I bought this book from my work a few months ago and I love it! I especially love all the sewing and embroidery illustration, beautiful!

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