Interviews

 

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Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter February 3, 2014

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister answers a few questions about the updated edition of Things I have learned in my life so far (2013, Abrams), its online offshoot, and a little bit about what he’s learned (so far). We also reprise his popular book list for Designers & Books—now updated with some new commentary. More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter December 16, 2013

IDEO partners, and brothers, Tom and David Kelley talk with Designers & Books about being lucky kids, why they started the hashtag #creativeconfidence—and what it really means, as explained in the new book they wrote together: Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within Us All (2013, Crown Business). More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter December 12, 2013

In this installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world, Designers & Books talks with Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana, the two founders of the Stockholm-based Hall of Femmes, dedicated to showcasing the role of women in design. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter November 6, 2013

Architect and interior designer William T. Georgis talks about the first book that influenced him, collaboration with artists, what he thinks about fashion, and the monograph of his work published this summer aptly titled Make It Fabulous (The Monacelli Press). More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter September 10, 2013

Fashion editor, author, and icon André Leon Talley talks to Designers & Books about black lace, Madame Bovary, favorite fashion memoirs—and his most recent book, Little Black Dress (2013, Skira Rizzoli), a tribute to a wardrobe classic. More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter August 19, 2013

Designers & Books talked with interior designer Ed Ng, co-founder of AB Concept, about his thinking, his book choices, and the new monograph featuring the firm’s work, The Language of Luxe, released this spring by ORO Editions. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter August 15, 2013

Our first installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world. Here, Designers & Books talks with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, the two graphic designers who founded the London-based Unit Editions. More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter August 5, 2013

Michael Rock, founding partner of the graphic design studio 2x4, talks to Designers & Books about how graphic design is like literature (and vice versa), More...

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter June 25, 2013

Furniture designer and sculptor Wendell Castle: Wendell Castle Inc. (Le Roy, New York)
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Celebrated as the father of the American studio furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been designing sculptural tables and seating as well as lighting and other functional objects for more than 50 years. Examples of his signature work in stack-laminated wood and fiberglass have become part of the permanent collections of major U.S. museums. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter March 21, 2013

Harvard University Press is 100 years old this year. The venerable publisher, which has issued renowned scholarly series such as the Loeb Classical Library and the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures as well as numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning titles, is marking the anniversary by introducing a new visual identity—one that represents a significant departure from the traditional graphic imagery associated with the Press’s past. For some insights into how this all came about, Designers & Books talked with the designer of the new logo, Sagi Haviv, partner at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, and Harvard University Press’s Director of Design and Production, Tim Jones. More...