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Designers & Books Fair Roundup: New Programs, Book Giveaways, and More

By Steve Kroeter October 16, 2012

Designers & Books Fair 2012 News

Designers & Books Fair 2012, celebrating the world of design books, is the place to be October 26–28, in New York City. This weekend-long event celebrates the intersection of design—architecture and graphic, fashion, interior, product, and urban design—and books.

The Fair features 17 programs with over 60 noted design world personalities as speakers—from Michael Graves and Tod Williams to Massimo Vignelli and Irma Boom, to Donna Karan, Todd Oldham, and Karim Rashid, among many others. In addition, some 35 publishers will be selling newly released books and offering book giveaways, authors will signing their latest titles, and bookbinders and calligraphers will offer demonstrations of their crafts. Plan to spend the weekend with us!

Purchase 3-Program Tickets Package 

Tickets to all Fair programs are still available. Take advantage of our 3-Program Ticket Package, which offers you a 20% discount when you purchase three program tickets at once.

We’ve recently added new programs. Here are four not-to-be-missed highlights.

Featured Architecture Program - a rare reunion of three of architecture's superstars: Richard Meier, Michael Graves, and Peter Eisenman.

Just added!

Featured Fashion Design Program - Fashion design icon Donna Karan talks about her life and career and debuts her new book.

Just added!

Featured Graphic Design Program - For 50 Books/50 Covers devotees who want more, a program with award-winning book- and book-cover designers, including Irma Boom, John Gall, and Peter Mendelsund.

Just added!

Featured Product/Industrial Design Program - The bicycle as beautifully designed product, with a master bicycle designer, the head of the Italian bicycle company Cinelli, and the editor of Surface magazine.

Just added!

See the complete Program Schedule...

Book Giveaways, Book Signings, and Exhibitor News

Meet design book authors: Among the authors who will be at the Fair signing copies of their books are Lisa Vreeland, signing The Eye Has to Travel, on fashion legend Diana Vreeland; interior designer Katie Ridder; and graphic designers Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan. Abrams will be giving away 100 free copies of Christoph Niemann’s Abstract City on Saturday, October 27, and 100 free copies of I Want to Be Her on Sunday, October 28. Download the complete book signing schedule.

Many publishers will be offering special Fair discounts on books, of up to 40%. In addition, in celebration of the Fair, Abrams is offering a special 30% discount on select titles for the entire month of October.

Purchase your ticket to the Exhibition Hall: $10, or free with purchase of any program ticket.

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