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Daily Features
October 24, 2023

Renowned graphic designer and Designers & Books contributor Stefan Sagmeister brings us exactly the book we need now.

Titled Now is Better, this visual exploration of human progress over the past several centuries takes a long view that gives us cause for hope in the face of much of the current news. More...

One Book and Why
June 15, 2023

In this summer installment of “One Book and Why,” Frederick Steiner, dean of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, recommends Before Central Park, an authoritative recent chronicle of two centuries of the history of New York City’s most famous work of of urban landscape design More...

Daily Features
November 21, 2022

For this holiday gift-giving season, here is just a sampling of the books published in 2022 written and illustrated by our contributing architects, designers, and design critics. From the delicate drawings of Maira Kalman to the luminous wood constructions of architect Shigeru Ban, we hope they will provide inspiration for you — and ideas for your gift list. More...

Daily Features
October 5, 2021

David Feldman, son of the esteemed experimental printer, artist, and co-editor and co-designer of The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn, offers a poignant recollection of his father and the architect Louis Kahn. The essay is part of our continuing celebration of Kahn’s 120th birthday this year, which includes the re-issue of this 1962 book of the architect’s work. More...

Daily Features
February 19, 2019

. . . so we created a unique display stand, specially engineered to show off the Bolted Book while accommodating the bolts.

The display stand is available on our Kickstarter for the 2nd printing of the Bolted Book, The stand is also part of the “Complete 3-Piece Set,” which includes the facsimile, the accompanying Reader’s Guide, and the display stand. More...

Rare & Beautiful
February 4, 2019

Please visit www.boltedbook.com to keep current on any updates for the Bolted Book project. More...

Daily Features
January 23, 2017

Updated, February 2, 2017. Congratulations to the three winners of our giveaway of a frame to display pages from The Bolted Book: Josh Korwin, Jimmy Ofisia, and Maite Zabaleta! If you would like a copy of the book, pre-orders are available through February 28. More...

Daily Features
December 2, 2016

Updated, March 1, 2017: Thanks to our hundreds of supporters from around the world, Fortunato Depero’s groundbreaking Bolted Book from 1927 will be reprinted in a beautiful new edition in July 2017. We’ll be posting updates on our publication progress.

Updated, October 30, 2018: We are sold out of our first printing of the Bolted Book and so are planning a second printing. Sign up for advance information and an exclusive special offer on  www.boltedbook.com. 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
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...