In Brief

Published by the fictional 'Specious Books,' the subversive works facilitate a conversation regarding the artistic integrity of graphic designers

Martin Müller of Berlin-based Dicey Studios designed a series of book covers for hypothetical texts. The series of “Books That Probably Don’t Exist” is an absurd take on a predicament facing many designers: creating beautiful art for less than stellar works.

The books are a vehicle to explore this dilemma. The colorful, contemporary covers avert their tongue-in-cheek, less than politically correct titles. Müller states that illustration and design are an act of cognition—not self-expression—and consequently “the book cover becomes a welcome field for speculative or absurd, as well as concrete, critical thought.”

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