Czech author and illustrator Miroslav Sasek published a delightful 18 book series called
This Is... between 1959-74 (republished between 2004-08). While his books were intended for children, their appeal is ageless. The series features a plethora of destinations from Paris to Hong Kong. I would absolutely love to call this entire collection my own. You can read more about Miroslav Sasek and see examples of his work at This is M. Sasek.
I document my travels in a pocket-sized Moleskine cahier. I have one for each country I’ve visited with memories, notes and sketches from my trip. I just might have to switch to using these Mapbooks by Contexture Design. They’re made from 100% recycled paper and the cover features a unique map.
(found via bltd / image via Contexture Design)
Books are art in a multitude of ways, but these
Books of Art by Isaac Salazar bring that fact to a whole new level.
(found via Today and Tomorrow)
Ogling at this wooden block books by New York City based artist Leanne Shapton.
(Found via Designer’s Library)
These cover designs from Jim Tierney alone make me want to read these books. I love the fact that they’re all more or less books about adventures. Bonus points!
(Found via designworklife)
Support your local and independent bookstore. A lovely idea, one I fervently and often support. These posters by IndieBound are a fine reminder executed in such a creative way.
(Found via BB Blog)
A piece of furniture after my own heart, the Cornered Coffee Table by Dylan Gold encourages clean surface space by giving your magazines and coffe table books a home. Lust.
(Found via BLTD)
Cover to cover, I like and I want. It was love at first sight for my bookshelf and the Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities.
(Found via Unruly Things)