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December 5, 2013

NYCDDC + ORO Invite you to a Book Launch of We Build The City

By Jeffrey Beers December 4, 2013

A portrait of a city discovering itself through design.

Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013
December 4, 2013

The second of our holiday gift guides offers a sampling of books published in 2013 selected with every graphic design enthusiast on your gift list in mind. Included are books on type, on advice from the pros for graphic design students, a graphic design book for children (that adults will want, too), and a look at the book as art.

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Thomas Girst December 4, 2013

BMW’s Thomas Girst read Stephen King as a child. Today he’s in the middle of rereading all the volumes of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. “While reading Proust, you live with him,” Girst says, among many more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Stanley Abercrombie December 3, 2013

Architecture and interior design editor and author Stanley Abercrombie has been been “dipping into Finnegans Wake for half a century,” favors poetry, and admires Rizzoli’s series of Richard Meier monographs and their design by Massimo Vignelli. Stanley gives these and 10 more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

Daily Features
By Branden Klayko, Superscript December 3, 2013

One theme at this year’s Design Miami fair is an emphasis on fluid design. Our preview.

By Glenn Pushelberg December 3, 2013

A good guide for any creative mind to read and digest—and can help hone one’s creative process by focusing attention on the approach itself. We have several copies in the studio and I encourage everyone in our office to read this book.

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter December 2, 2013

The award-winning Toronto and New York-based interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg share a love of books as well as a creative life together.

By George Yabu December 2, 2013

What I love about this simple book is the philosophical exploration of beauty in impermanence and imperfection. I've always strived to attain the opposite in our work and I know I see the beauty in almost everything seen or unseen.

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Seymour Chwast December 2, 2013

Graphic designer and Push Pin Studios co-founder Seymour Chwast says his favorite book character is Joseph Heller’s John Yossarian and that he wants the last book he reads to be Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon. These and more answers from Seymour to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.