Summer Reads: Perfect Books & Secret Agents

A Selection of Summer Reads - Photo Philip Kennedy

This week on The Fox Is Black the writers are all suggesting summer reads. I’m sure you have an idea of the type of book we’re talking about. They’re those sorts of titles that make your summer great. They’re the page turners that leave a lasting impression on you and make the season so much better.

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Philip Kennedy

June 27, 2013 / By

High Tide: A New Creative Studio

High Tide for Truth and Soul Records

High Tide for Warby Parker

Punctuated by beautiful typography and eye-catching imagery, High Tide is a new creative studio focused on engaging design. Recently launched by art director and illustrator Danny Miller and brand marketer Ariel Stark-Benz, the Manhattan-based studio already counts venerable spectacle company Warby Parker as a client. “We always aim to create work that is unique, simple, timeless, and ideally helps people communicate better with the world,” says Miller. I would argue that simplicity factors into their work too.

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Andi Teran

June 27, 2013 / By

‘Ender’s Game’ Cover by Sam Weber

'Ender's Game' Cover by Sam Weber

It’s felt like, in the last 10 years or so, that we’ve seen a renaissance in book cover design. You can easily blame the rise of electronic books for this shift. The print medium is on a decline so it’s important that a book on a bookshelf looks it’s absolutely finest to grab our always distracted attention. A perfect example of this is Sam Weber’s cover for Tor’s version of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

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Bobby Solomon

June 27, 2013 / By

Owen Gent Illustrates ‘The Balled of Molly Bawn’ in a Beautiful Handbound Book

Molly Bawn by Owen Gent 1

Owen Gent is freelance illustrator based in Cornwall, England. He recently graduated from University College Falmouth and one of his degree show pieces was a beautiful handbound book based on the 16th century Irish folk ballad of Molly Bawn. The ballad tells the tale of a man who goes out hunting for birds and spots something in the bushes. Thinking it’s a swan, he shoots but to his horror discovers that he has killed his true love Molly Bawn.

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Philip Kennedy

June 27, 2013 / By

Watching Buildings Being Built

Aarhus School of Architecture

Today, I thought I’d share three videos of three very different projects under construction right now. The projects are all quite different, and this is in no way a comparison of the three. But they are all interesting to different people and are being realized to vastly different scales.

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Alex Dent

June 27, 2013 / By

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