The Office of Letters and Light blog just wrapped up their annual 30 Covers, 30 Days event that spans the month of November each year. John Gall, vice president and art director for Vintage/Anchor Books, assembles a team of 30 designers each year to redesign one book cover in 24 hours.
This year’s pool of talent included Jessica Hische and Paul Sahre, among others. 30 Covers, 30 Days is a collaborative event that cross promotes designers and authors in a creative way that I now look forward to towards the end of each year, and I’ve included a few of my favorites from this year’s event for your viewing pleasure. Check out the entire collection at the link above, and enjoy!
Two fantastic videos on the history of movie title design from Art of the Title. The first, A Brief History of Title Design, a montage of the most unique title sequences in film history, was released back in March 2011. The second (my favorite) is fresh and covers the title design career of Saul Bass, most of which is unsurprisingly covered in the first video. I love how the audio syncs up with Bass’ titles in this one.
Art of the Title is a leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world that, according to the site, “honor[s] the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and user comments.” Check it out. There are plenty of great videos.A Brief History of Title Design The Title Design of Saul Bass