Designers & Books Blog


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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...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter February 12, 2014

Designers & Books presents its first annual Design Book of the Year Award. More...

By Hartmut Esslinger February 10, 2014

Among the many reasons to keep returning to this book: “As a leader, do what you have to do and don’t try to be popular.”

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

The founder of frog design, the company that worked with Apple in the 1980s to develop some of its most well-known products, Hartmut Esslinger has told the story of his years with Apple and Steve Jobs in two recent books: Design Forward and Keep It Simple. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
February 7, 2014

This week, we published our fourth book list in collaboration with the breakfast lecture series CreativeMornings, inspired by the series’ February theme of “Rebel.” Together with AIGA/NY, we hosted our first-ever “live online” book signing, with a designer always willing to try something new—Stefan Sagmeister. We’ll have photos soon to show you what went on. Next week brings a book list from frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger and we announce the winner of the Designers & Books first annual Design Book of the Year Award. More...

Daily Features
By Designers & Books February 7, 2014

A sampling of what we saw and heard at Irma Boom’s conversation with Debbie Millman on January 29, co-presented by AIGA/NY and Designers & Books. Copies of the mini edition of Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book are still available for purchase via AIGA/NY. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
February 5, 2014

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