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By Mark Fox March 10, 2014

I share McCloud‘s concept of “amplification through simplification” with my graphic design students every semester.

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter March 10, 2014

Logo designer Mark Fox, one-half of the studio Design is Play (with Angie Wang) and one of the first designers to send us a book list three years ago, recently updated his list with some additions and thoughts about the role of books in his life and work. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
March 5, 2014

Our fifth book list developed in collaboration with CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, each with a monthly theme, is based on March’s theme: “Hidden.” More...

By Diana Balmori March 3, 2014

Gardens are fundamental, Robert Pogue Harrison says, in giving order to our relation to nature, rather than bringing an order to nature.

Book List of the Week
March 3, 2014

To celebrate the three-year anniversary of Designers & Books, launched in February 2011, we’ve brought together five book lists from our archive of more than 300 lists of books that have inspired designers and design commentators. More...

By Jorge Silvetti February 26, 2014

How an author makes fiction a normal part of his life.

Books on Designers
February 20, 2014

Ten books from our contributors on American architect Louis I. Kahn (February 20, 1901– March 17, 1974). More...

Themed Book Lists
February 14, 2014

A Valentine’s Day dozen, chosen or written by our contributors. More...

Best Sellers
February 13, 2014

This list of best-selling design books indicates the #1 seller for the month for a given store and is compiled from the individual best-seller lists for January 2014 provided by our U.S. featured booksellers. More...