a-bittersweet-life: A Brief History of Boyhood: 2002 - 2013
12 years in the making, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood captures the journey of a boy through childhood and towards the doors to young adulthood. A cinematic time capsule, the film is a naturalistic and poetic ode to our early lives and experiences while shedding light on family life and how we evolve as individuals. The film also portrays how culture changes with the times. A Brief History of Boyhood takes you on “a 12 year trip through pop culture” as seen by Ellar Coltrane’s coming-of-age character, Mason Jr.

a-bittersweet-lifeA Brief History of Boyhood: 2002 - 2013

12 years in the making, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood captures the journey of a boy through childhood and towards the doors to young adulthood. A cinematic time capsule, the film is a naturalistic and poetic ode to our early lives and experiences while shedding light on family life and how we evolve as individuals. The film also portrays how culture changes with the times. A Brief History of Boyhood takes you on “a 12 year trip through pop culture” as seen by Ellar Coltrane’s coming-of-age character, Mason Jr.

vintagebooksdesignWATERLOG - Roger Deakin

In 1996 Roger Deakin, the late, great nature writer, set out to swim through the British Isles. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools and spas, from fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, even canals, Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain.

For the cover we wanted to portray the native swimmer‘s right to roam. Water ripples were painted and cut out of various papers and plastics to create a image that flows across the cover. These were then layered on top of each other, and the idea of starting from the ‘o’ of the title made perfect sense. The swimmer was added as a finishing touch, and you can see an earlier version of the cover above.

Waterlog is out now from Vintage Classics.

vintagebooksdesignVINTAGE MAGIC

With hand-drawn typography influenced by a series of 1960’s John O’Hara novels, the Vintage design team has conjured up this playful new series.

By collecting all nine you can reveal the classic poster on the reverse. (see the magic happen on our Facebook page!)

The poster was supplied by the Science and Society Picture Library. It dates from 1910 and was a stock magic poster used by smaller acts where performance names could simply be inserted into a strip at the top of the image, which would explain why so many different types of magic acts are represented.

To be published October 2014 by Vintage.