Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dorian Gray

I added some better images from our shoot.

Ok, so this is my first post!

For those among you who don't buy Grafik magazine (shame on you - it's a fine publication... with very handsome and talented design assistants!), this is something we featured in our special report this month.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel, and is quite simply superb. If you haven't read it then this is an excellent opportunity to do so in a unusual way. This particular version is published by Four Corners Books and is designed by John Morgan, it's unusual in that it takes the typographic and layout formats of a magazine rather than a traditional "novel" - this being a direct reference to the fact that the book (as with most books of the period) was originally published (serialized) by installment in a magazine.
It also takes reference (and images) from mens life/style magazines of the 60's & 70's, which is an entirely appropriate and in keeping with the books themes of personal beauty/vanity.

They're cheap-as-chips too at about £12 - you can get them from the Design Museum and Amazon. These are beautiful objects and produced in limited numbers so run to your wallets and get one before they run out!


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