Designers & Books Blog


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Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 21, 2016

Get set for Designers & Books Festival: Onstage & Offstage — a daylong series of programs, panels, and discussions that celebrate the special relationship that exists between the design and creative communities and books. Design books will be for sale, too! November 12, 2016; 10:30 AM-7:00 PM, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Event is FREE; reservations for guaranteed seats at programs, $10. Ticket holders and students will receive a 20% off coupon to use at the McNally Jackson store. More...

October 21, 2016

Fortunato Depero designed the ads for my favorite drink — Campari!

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 18, 2016

The Bolted Book Kickstarter has just launched! Through December 1, you can pledge for your own piece of modern graphic design history. The first exact copy of Depero Futurista, the Italian Futurist masterpiece of early-20th-century book-making is now available on Kickstarter. Pledge for a copy by Thursday, October 20, 11:59 PM, EST, and receive a 20% discount. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter September 30, 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of Designers & Books Festival: Onstage and Offstage — a daylong celebration of the very special relationship that exists between the design and creative communities and books, Saturday, November 12, 2016, in New York City.


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 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...