The Histories by Rasmus Ohlson Brings Classics into the Modern World

 - May 17, 2013
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The art of book covers is a fine one, for although the saying goes, "Don't judge a book by its cover," most people can't help but do just that; judging The Histories by Rasmus Ohlson would only be beneficial for all parties involved. A beautiful book series, the covers have been hand-marbled in soft bright colors. At once classic and modern, the design will speak to a range of different people.

The Histories by Rasmus Ohlson, a visual communication student at Beckmans College of Design, was part of an assignment for Marcus Gärde in which he had to create a book series based on the ancient greek book Herodutus. Although marbling is a traditional art form, the Stockholm-based artist has put a contemporary twist on it that brings it into the modern world.