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Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter June 6, 2016

We’ve just reached our Kickstarter funding goal for Seymour Chwast’s new antiwar book, At War with War! 

To thank you and to help grow our community of supporters, if we reach 1,000 backers protesting 5,000 years of war, Seymour will send a set of his Artist Postcards to everyone who has pledged for a reward (be sure to see our new rewards, too). The campaign ends this Thursday, June 9, 11:59 p.m (EDT). More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter May 20, 2016

On Tuesday May 24, New York’s esteemed Cooper Union marks the 65th graduation anniversary of one of its most famous alumni, Seymour Chwast, who will spend an evening talking about his life as a graphic designer and illustrator, activist, and author. Joining him will be design writer Steven Heller. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter April 28, 2016

For almost six decades, Seymour Chwast has used his signature blend of design, illustration, and social commentary to wage a campaign against war. Now, at age 84, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book of powerful antiwar images, Seymour Chwast at War with War: An Illustrated Timeline of 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks. Designers & Books has just launched a Kickstarter to support the publication of this limited-edition book. Join us! More...

Daily Features
April 25, 2016

This Thursday! Jessica Helfand, Paula Scher, Eugenia Bell, Julie Lasky, and Véronique Vienne discuss how designed things make us feel as well as how—and why—they motivate our behavior. The event,  “The Invention of Desire in Design,” on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 PM,  is part of a new series, DISCOVERING DESIGN, May 3–19, hosted by the Strand Book Store in collaboration with Designers & Books, which complements NYCxDESIGN’s annual celebration of design in New York City. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter February 3, 2016

We’re starting a publishing program for facsimile editions of important out-of-print books on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product design, photography, and urban design. These books, all launched on Kickstarter, will be part of a new program called Designers & Books Network. More...

Most Frequently Chosen Books
October 7, 2015

These 10 design books appear most frequently on the book lists of our designers, commentators, and other contributors. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter September 30, 2015

Meet over 25 of your favorite design book authors at Designers & Books Fair 2015™this weekend—October 2 through 4—at the Fashion Intitute of Technology in New York City. And that’s not all: designated book purchases you make at the Fair automatically enter your name in more than 20 drawings to win unique Experiences with Authors.™ Would you like a private visit to graphic designer Louise Fili’s studio plus gelato with the designer? Your portrait drawn by the fashion illustrator for Bloomingdale’s? More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter September 10, 2015

Designers & Books Fair 2015™ is coming to NYC this Oct, 2, 3, and 4 and is a must for anyone who is interested in design and loves books.

Our interactive Fair website,, has all the details— from our programs featuring prominent design world figures to the exhibitors and authors you’ll encounter. More...

Themed Book Lists
September 2, 2015

Fifteen books that look at the book as designed object—from Irma Boom, Warren Lehrer, Peter Mendelsund, Ed Ruscha, and more. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter August 26, 2015

We couldn’t have done it without our thousands of supporters, all of whom we thank here. More...