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Design Books to Win
July 15, 2014

In collaboration with Phaidon Press, we’re offering you the chance to win one of five copies of the just released Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible iBooks edition for iPad, now until July 22, 2014. More...

Design Books to Win
July 29, 2014

Even if you can’t make it to the exhibition currently on view at the Met’s Costume Institute through August 10, you can still experience the glamorous designs and fascinating career of Charles James (1906–78), often considered to be America’s first couturier, through the the acclaimed catalogue of the show. Starting July 29, through August 4, Designers & Books is holding a drawing to give away two copies of the sumptuously illustrated catalogue Charles James: Beyond Fashion. More...

Daily Features
By Alan Rapp, Superscript August 28, 2013

The backlash against Steven Heller's now-infamous essay on 1990s graphics was swift and forceful. Now, 20 years after “Cult of the Ugly” was published, the author reflects on the the article that sparked one of the last great design debates in history. More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter February 26, 2013

Architect Jens Holm: HAO/Holm Architecture Office (Copenhagen and New York)
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“After thousands of years and the recent rise of a multitude of storytelling platforms, books remain for me the single medium that manages to both inform and inspire without dictating a single visual truth or idea,” Danish architect Jens Holm tells Designers & Books. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 6, 2013

As post-Labor Day morphed into the first of the season's Fashion Weeks, we offered an early peek at Chip Kidd’s much-anticipated graphic design book for children in an interview with the designer. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 27, 2013

We spotlighted architecture this past week—from Hong Kong-based architect Rocco Yim, who discussed his new book with us, to a visit with ARO, the firm that recently restored artist Donald Judd’s SoHo home. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 20, 2013

This week we time-traveled to both the ancient and recent past. Beginning the week was an interview with the design director of Harvard University Press on the look of the Loeb Classical Library. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 13, 2013

Books as architectural building blocks, a dozen September reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013, and our interview with fashion authority André Leon Talley were just a few of the features on Designers & Books this past week. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 4, 2013

This week: our monthly round-up of reviews of some of this year’s most notable design books of year; an an interview with architecture critic and author Witold Rybczynski on his 18th book. Next week we introduce the Designers & Books Online Book Fair! More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 25, 2013

Book lists of all kinds—from selections by digital architecture's most prominent practitioner, Greg Lynn, to banned books, to a list of titles honoring 20th-century graphic design’s enfant terrible, Bruno Munari—dominated the past week. Other highlights included an article on the newest chair you can sit in to read all those books. More...