Type Tuesday: Book Design

I am immersed in book projects this month — a five-book box set for a local artist-run centre, a publication for the Ottawa Art Gallery as well as a biography for Tribute Books. (Not to mention planning for the books that UPPERCASE plans to publish in 2009!) So for this week's Type Tuesday, I will direct you to a few book-related resources and inspirations.

Let's start with the blog Jacket Mechanical, which I came across this past weekend. Maintained by book designer Peter Mendelsund, it appears to be a relatively newly-hatched blog. This "Designing a Book Jacket" cover {top} makes me swoon. If I saw that book in used book store, I would pick it up in a heartbeat.

Mendelsund has an impressive portfolio of book covers, some of which might be familiar to you.