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Book Designs by Atelier Dyakova

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London-based Russian graphic designer Sonya Dyakova is making us rethink the notion of judging a book by its cover. After studying in San Francisco, the typography specialist moved to London to work for interdisciplinary graphic designer Vince Frost and Kerr | Noble, before joining visual art book publisher, Phaidon Press, in 2005 as design director. She now runs her own multidisciplinary studio, Atelier Dyakova, where she consistently churns out designs that are "strongly rooted in conceptual and tactile details, as well as typographic experimentation." Dyakova is also the art director of contemporary art and culture magazine, frieze (re-designed in May 2012) and Frieze Masters magazine. Dyakova is currently working on a catalogue raisonné for Ron Mueck to coincide with his new show at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and come late April, will host a 5-day workshop at the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne for graphic design students. Click through to see a bevy of picks from Atelier Dyakova's portfolio.

Sculpture Today by Judith Collins—The designer created the bespoke, award-winning typeface, Paper Alphabet, for this...
The yellow 464-paged tome without its book jacket is still quite the looker.
A look inside.
Nobuyoshi Araki: Self Life Death—A beige matte pebbled surface and camouflaged text beautifully covers this overview of...
A robin's egg blue block provides a little breathing room in between photos (the book contains 800 colour and 400 black...
I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot—Hailed as the "bible of traditional French home cooking," I Know How to Cook...
A bag of mussels ready to be brushed off.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works—Much like the renowned French design duo, Dyakova's design for their monograph is...
Twelve products each float in their cream square.
The back.
Creamier—Frustrated on having to keep the content the same, but still have an innovative design, Dyakova abondoned the...
Two gray loose flaps envelope the pink paged newspaper containing 100 of the most exciting contemporary artists...
The back.
Tuscany—This cookbook contains 50 recipes, like crunchy crostini and mouth-watering desserts, from the tables of...
A beautiful portrait of a field in Arezzo, a city and comune in Central Italy.
The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich—The most famous and popular art book ever written (it has sold over 7 million copies...
A black block creates emphasis and breaks up each chapter.
Luc Tuymans, Phaidon Collector's Edition—A beautifully bound clamshell box and book containing the work of contemporary...
Painting Today by Tony Godfrey—This global documentation of painting over the last 40 years contains works by 240...
Photo Trouvée by Michel Frizot and Cédric de Veigy—"An anthropology of the ordinary," Photo Trouvée houses 285...
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