Design Books to Win

Design Books to Win No. 1: Printed Matter

Win an out-of-print graphic design classic recommended by Tony Brook of Unit Editions

August 15, 2013
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We are interested in bringing noteworthy design books to your attention through the publication of the book lists on our site—but we are also enthusiastic about getting these books onto your bookshelves and into your hands. To that end we are inaugurating “Design Books to Win”—an ongoing series of drawings in which we give away to our site visitors design books that have been written, designed, and/or recommended by well-known and respected members of the international design community.

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Drawing No. 1: Win a copy of Printed Matter

Our first drawing has been inspired by our interview with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, graphic designers and co-founders of Unit Editions, based in London. We asked Tony and Adrian to each recommend a design book (not one that they had published or written) for us to give away.

Printed Matter, by Karel Martens, with Jaap van Triest and Robin Kinross, 3rd edition, 2010 (Hyphen Press). 

Tony chose Printed Matter by Karel Martens (with Jaap van Triest and Robin Kinross), published by Hyphen Press. The copy we are giving away is an out of print and hard to find third (and final—the publisher has said that no more will be printed) edition from 2010. The first edition was published in 1996; the second edition in 2001. Paperback, 208 pages, text in English. About this book Tony says:

“Beautiful size, paper stocks, binding, content, layout, smell: Printed Matter has it all.”

Interior pages from Printed Matter
Interior pages from Printed Matter


To enter your name for the drawing to win a copy of Printed Matter, register with the following information or register with a Tweet. See the Official Rules here.

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Information for Drawing No. 1:
• The period for receiving submissions opens as of: 12:01 PM, August 15
• The period for receiving submissions closes as of: 11:59 PM, August 30
• Winners will be determined by random drawing and notified within 14 days after the winner has been selected
• Winners will be announced on Designers & Books and also via Designers & Books social media
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