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By Ellen Lupton October 27, 2014

Typography manuals abound, but few are a pleasure to read, handle, and behold. Bringhurst’s book is one of the best guides ever devised on the principles and practices of typography.

By Emanuela Frattini Magnusson January 27, 2014

A seductive and plausible picture of a future digital economy where the power and return generated by owning big data are distributed equally to all of its suppliers: us.

By Erik Spiekermann October 8, 2013

Whenever students of visual communication ask for my recommendation, I mention this book as the first thing they should read.

By Eva Zeisel October 16, 2013

This 1900 work was an important book for me. Crane talks about expressive and communicative line. I often referred to it in my lectures.

By Farshid Moussavi September 6, 2013

Arranges texts, projects, and images about the contemporary city according to scale, rather than time or subject. In doing so, rather than simply representing them as they happened, it opens each to overlaps, new connections, and new readings.

By Fiona Raby April 7, 2014

Written in a strange language, coming from another place entirely, the idea that the material world could be shaped by and embody a very different set of values than the ones surrounding us today. The inventive and wondrous visual creativity in this book has fueled Dunne & Raby’s current fascination with a kind of imaginative speculative anthropology.

By Fiona Raby January 12, 2015

The use of satire and the careful handling of the absurd is something Tony (Dunne) and I continue to pursue in our own work. How to make something sharp and knowing, layered and complex, and also, what to leave out. How to deliver a “lightness of touch,” which this book does beautifully.

By Gail Anderson November 8, 2013

Design doesn’t get any more smarty-pants than Paula Scher.

By Galia Solomonoff October 2, 2013

A painful and lovingly written story about young creative talent struggling to survive in New York and making it!

By George Lois September 18, 2013

A personal reflection of instinct, intelligence, and survival—the three intersecting impulses of creativity.