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By Steve Kroeter November 4, 2014

Through November 14 only, you can buy selected design and architecture books from 8 different publishers at 80% off their original prices (many $10 and under) at our Online Book Fair special sale. More...

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By The Editors, Designers & Books December 31, 2013

To ring out 2013, we recap our 99 Notable Design Books of the year, reviewed by our Book Board members. More...

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By Anne Quito, Superscript October 8, 2013

Call them typenuts or typochondriacs, a growing number of typography enthusiasts are looking to the everyday visual landscape. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus June 25, 2019

Color has been a subject of fascination and importance for artists and designers since our earliest times and cultures. Over the centuries, numerous books have explored theories of color—how it used and perceived. The second installment in a collaboration between Designers & Books and Peter Kraus’s Ursus Books & Gallery in New York highlights three important books from the past devoted to color theory. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus May 14, 2019

Peter Kraus, owner of Ursus Books & Gallery in New York, looks at two innovative graphic design publications from the past: Ladislav Sutnar’s Package Design: The Force of Visual Selling, issued in 1953, and F. T. Marinetti’s Les Mots en Liberté Futuristes, published in 1919, 100 years ago. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Adrian Shaughnessy November 14, 2013

As November 14 is the actual 100th anniversary date of the first publication of Swann’s Way—the almost 500-page first book in Proust’s lengthy and leisurely journey into his thoughts—we thought it fitting to post Adrian Shaughnessy’s answers today, the longest and most detailed we’ve received, and as Adrian says about a book in one of his answers, “fatally compelling.” More...

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By Zara Arshad October 17, 2013

This year’s AGI Open—easily graphic design’s most high-profile annual international conference—took place in London at the end of September. Organized by Tony Brook (Spin, Unit Editions), Angus Hyland (Pentagram, London), and Adrian Shaughnessy (Unit Editions), and the AGI UK board, sessions covered education, gender, clients with ideas, and the pluses and pitfalls of collaboration.  More...

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January 16, 2014

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister will sign personalized copies of the latest edition of his book Things I have learned in my life so far at his New York studio on February 6. Can’t be there? You can still get a personally inscribed copy! More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Alexandra Lange November 25, 2013

Critic and author Alexandra Lange is a fan of Jane Austen: “In my dreams I wake up one day and write the Pride and Prejudice of the contemporary design world,” she says in one of her answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Alice Rawsthorn November 26, 2013

Alice Rawsthorn’s favorite place to buy books (it’s in Cambridge), the best “book as object” she owns (it’s very small), and more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...