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You Are What You Read
By Barbara Barry June 20, 2017

In our second installment of You Are What You Read, Los Angeles-based interior and product designer Barbara Barry talks about beauty, American design, and her favorite book. In this series, Designers & Books asks prominent designers to describe — in words and images — a book they have found to be particularly inspiring. Barbara selected A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski. More...

Archives & Libraries
By Elizabeth Meggs May 30, 2017

Designer and design history educator Elizabeth Meggs selects 16 books from the library of her father—the pioneering graphic design historian Philip B. Meggs (d. 2002) who authored the landmark Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, recently updated in a sixth edition—and her mother, art director and writer/illustrator Libby Phillips Meggs. More...

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By Steve Kroeter April 25, 2017

We sat down with Mark Fox and Angie Wang—designers and educators specializing in trademarks and typography who work as partners in Design is Play—to talk about their recently published book, Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing (The Monacelli Press, 2016). In the conversation, Mark and Angie gave their thoughts on sharpening sensory awareness by paying attention to the visual signs in the world around us, symbols across various cultures, and a few of their favorite books on the subject. More...

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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...

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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.

A small number of copies is avaialable for final pre-order on www.boltedbook.com. More...

You Are What You Read
By Stephanie Salomon November 16, 2016

Designers & Books is planning to launch a book series called You Are What You Read: Design World Luminaries Recommend the Books That Most Inspire Them. In each volume of the series, a different group of prominent architects and designers will profile — in words and images — one book that has been particularly significant to them, and share why it has been meaningful. The following special preview features the book chosen by architect and 2016 AIA Gold Medalist Denise Scott BrownMore...

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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...

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By Steve Kroeter October 18, 2016

Through December 1, pledge on Kickstarter for our new facsimile edition of The Bolted Book (Depero Futurista), the Italian Futurist masterpiece of early-20th-century book-making published by the artist Fortunato Depero in 1927. In addition to the facsimile, we are also offering exclusive rewards inspired by the book, including a poster, tote bags, and a replica of a Depero-designed marionette, crafted in Italy. More...

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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.

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