Designers & Books Blog


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By Rudy VanderLans June 30, 2020

This is the first design book I purchased shortly after I started design school. Glaser made graphic design look alive, vibrant, and human.

Book List of the Week
By Stephanie Salomon June 30, 2020

Milton Glaser (1925–June 26, 2020) “made graphic design look alive, vibrant, and human,” writes Rudy VanderLans. The Emigre Fonts cofounder is one of several designers who count the classic Milton GlaserGraphic Design, first published in 1973 and the most popular compilation of Glaser’s work, among the books that have inspired their careers. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus June 23, 2020

The Russian-born book designer and publisher who went by the name of Iliazd and worked in Paris from the 1920s to the 1970s occupies a unique place in the history of the illustrated book. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus May 5, 2020

Peter Kraus chooses eight rare art and design books to remind you of the beauty of the world beyond your walls while you’re self-isolating. More...

Daily Features
By Wes Del Val April 21, 2020

Wes Del Val interviews Art Books & Ephemera’s Richard Caldicott about the artist's online archive of almost 5,000 thought-provoking art, architecture, and design titles. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus April 7, 2020

From Palladio to Frank Lloyd Wright, architects have brought their work to the printed page with exquisite results. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter March 3, 2020

The first in a series of articles that we hope will evolve into an ongoing forum for discussing best practices, creative thinking, and innovative approaches to marketing books.  More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus February 4, 2020

From German Expressionism to Pop Art, catalogues preserve exciting moments in 20th-century art. More...

Daily Features
By Stephanie Salomon January 14, 2020

Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species, a new book just launched on Kickstarter, is a collection of 25 essays, interviews, and works of fiction and art offering a big-picture perspective on the profound changes made possible by the merging of biology and technology. Fresh thinking for designing a new year!

Update, February 18, 2020: Following a successful Kickstarter, Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species is now avaialable on More...

By Deborah Sussman December 10, 2019

A brilliant example of “less is more” and how affecting such discipline can be.