Door by Door Sixteen

NYC door, by Anna Doorfman of Door Sixteen

I’m mesmerized by this door photo by Anna Dorfman-Stark, whose Door Sixteen is one of my favourite blogs. This amazing doorway is in New York City, and I’m probably going to think of it as “door sixteen” from now on. Anna is a book cover designer, so I’m not surprised she loves these doors – double doors always look like a bookcover to me. These are reminiscent of my all-time favourite book covers – the Die Farbe cover below, and the beautiful Brian Wildsmith illustrations of my childhood (click below to see more examples by Wildsmith). More people with solid slab doors should try something like this! Thanks to Anna for permission to use this photo (and to d.sharp for the photo of the “die farbe” book). You might also want to take a look at Anna’s excellent Flickr stream. See another photo of this door here.

book cover from d.sharp - die farbe

Puzzles by Brian Wildsmith

Illustration from Brian Wildsmith's book Puzzles

Puzzle book 2

A Child's Garden of Verses   - "Summer Sun"

Puzzle book 3

A Child's Garden of Verses   - "My Bed is a Boat"

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5 Responses to “Door by Door Sixteen”

  1. youhavebeenheresometime Says:

    fantastic! and thanks, ive never heard of doorsixteen blog. looks like some great images and ideas.

    i wish more doors were painted like this in los angeles. imagine the local color it would add! kind of reminds me of chris johanson.

    all the best,, and always enjoying your postings.
    david john.

  2. John Hopper Says:

    Love the Brian Wildsmith book. What a great slab of twentieth century childrens illustration! Childrens books from the 1950s, 60s & 70s are a priceless tool for any designer.

  3. Emtek Says:

    If only the surroundings were as colorful as the door itself. Or maybe the surroundings looked dull because of how it was photographed? Either way, nice door.

  4. amerikan kapı Says:

    Love the Brian Wildsmith book. What a great slab of twentieth century childrens illustration! Childrens books from the 1950s, 60s & 70s are a priceless tool for any designer.

  5. kelly Says:

    So funny I so took a photo of this while in NYC.

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