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Design Books to Win
August 20, 2014

Update, August 27, 2014: This giveaway is now closed. The winners are Tomáš Kuchař and Robertson Laurel. Watch “Design Books to Win” for our newest giveaway.

Fans of racecar design and unusual and striking art have a chance, through August 26, 2014, to win one of two copies of the recently released BMW Art Cars, edited by Thomas Girst and published by Hatje Cantz, featuring BMW racecars designed by 17 modern and contemporary artists from Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol to Jenny Holzer and Jeff Koons.


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
August 27, 2014

We’re giving away five copies of Dezeen Book of Interviews. The book features 45 conversations with some of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene who have been interviewed for the award-winning international online architecture and design magazine Dezeen over the years, plus new, previously unpublished material. Enter to win through Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). 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. More...

Design Books to Win
August 13, 2014

Calling all aficionados of biking and bicycle design! Enter our drawing to win one of two copies of the comprehensive (550 pages) illustrated history The Wall Street Journal called a “marvelous book” and “a winning tour of bike design.” The drawing for Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History, courtesy of The MIT Press, ends Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 11:59 M (EST). 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...