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Rare & Beautiful
By Steve Kroeter September 22, 2016

We’ve just launched a new website dedicated to Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Depero’s tour de force of avant-garde book design, Depero Futurista, also know as The Bolted Book because it is famously bound by two industrial aluminum bolts.

Visit wwww.boltedbook.com to explore this 1927 gem page by page and learn about our Kickstarter to support publication of a new facsimile edition of the book launching on October 18. More...

Book List of the Week
August 31, 2016

Back to school in September? Here are four “dean’s lists” of books selected by Deborah Berke, Yale School of Architecture’s new dean; Mohsen Mostafavi, who heads Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; Kent Kleinman, dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; and Alan Balfour, former dean of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter August 1, 2016

We revisit Abbott's book picks, talk to him about the revival of his magazine Dance Ink, a “performance for the page,” and get some new book recommendations. More...

July 19, 2016

A historic graphic repertoire for designers to build upon.

Book List of the Week
By Stephanie Salomon July 19, 2016

The creator of the Morgan Library & Museum’s celebrated signage recommends 5 favorite books and gets a book dedicated to her own career spanning more than 60 years as one of the world’s more respected calligraphers. More...

Daily Features
June 10, 2016

Thank you, Seymour supporters! The community of backers we’ve created together on Kickstarter ensures that Seymour Chwast’s At War with War will be published this November. In the meantime, if you would like to pre-order additional copies of the book, came late to the party and still would like a copy of the book, or are interested in any of the rewards listed as still available, please contact us. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter June 6, 2016

We’ve just reached our Kickstarter funding goal for Seymour Chwast’s new antiwar book, At War with War! 

To thank you and to help grow our community of supporters, if we reach 1,000 backers protesting 5,000 years of war, Seymour will send a set of his Artist Postcards to everyone who has pledged for a reward (be sure to see our new rewards, too). The campaign ends this Thursday, June 9, 11:59 p.m (EDT). More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter May 20, 2016

On Tuesday May 24, New York’s esteemed Cooper Union marks the 65th graduation anniversary of one of its most famous alumni, Seymour Chwast, who will spend an evening talking about his life as a graphic designer and illustrator, activist, and author. Joining him will be design writer Steven Heller. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter April 28, 2016

For almost six decades, Seymour Chwast has used his signature blend of design, illustration, and social commentary to wage a campaign against war. Now, at age 84, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book of powerful antiwar images, Seymour Chwast at War with War: An Illustrated Timeline of 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks. Designers & Books has just launched a Kickstarter to support the publication of this limited-edition book. Join us! More...

Daily Features
April 25, 2016

This Thursday! Jessica Helfand, Paula Scher, Eugenia Bell, Julie Lasky, and Véronique Vienne discuss how designed things make us feel as well as how—and why—they motivate our behavior. The event,  “The Invention of Desire in Design,” on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 PM,  is part of a new series, DISCOVERING DESIGN, May 3–19, hosted by the Strand Book Store in collaboration with Designers & Books, which complements NYCxDESIGN’s annual celebration of design in New York City. More...