Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Phaidon: Lewis Carroll

This is a gorgeous collection of some of Lewis Carroll's 3000 photographs taken during the mid-late 1800s. The photographs are mostly portraits of children and prominent Victorian figures like Lord Tennyson - turns out Carroll, apart from being a mathematician and writer, is considered one of the greatest Victorian photographers. The interior is set very nicely with a lot of white space - one photo per right hand page with an accompanying text on the left. The cover is a trip. Taking a part of the text of Alice in Wonderland, the designer has picked out the letters spelling Lewis Carroll. Info to come (I think the designer's first name is Sonya).

11 comments:

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

splendid! what a great type driven idea. It must be so tempting to use art and images—so this is really a great solution on that note.

victoria thorne said...

quite taken with your blog.

the photos taken by carroll are sublime; what else would we expect?

haunting.

great cover work, above. thanks.

Tal said...

Thanks, Victoria. Yes, this book is amazing.

claire said...
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claire said...

Gasp, love this cover design. Is it a large book? It's really well done.

P.S. I added a link to your site under my blog's "Bookmarked" cause I love it so! Been looking for exactly this for some time.

Tal said...

cool! Thanks, Claire.

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