Designers & Books Blog


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Books on Designers
June 17, 2015

Charles Eames’s birthday is June 17! Our updated list of books from our designers and contributors include American modern industrial designers Charles (1907–78) and Ray (1912–88) Eames. More...

Daily Features
June 3, 2015

We’re delighted to be presenting our second pop-up design book fair in New York. Co-hosted with WeWork Soho West, on Wednesday evening, June 10, the fair will offer new and recently published design and architecture books—all at 35% off—from 10 leading publishers. This free three-hour event is open to the public and also features book giveaways and an in-person book signing of a new title by designer Constantin Boym. Refreshments! More...

Daily Features
May 27, 2015

A special evening for fans of Ladislav Sutnar and influential modern graphic design is available on our Visual Design in Action facsimile edition Kickstarter, now going into its final week. You and a guest can attend a cocktail reception and gallery talk on Sutnar’s works on paper by Nicholas D. Lowry, President of Swann Galleries and Director of the auction house’s Vintage Posters department. The event will be held at Swann Galleries (104 East 25th Street, NY, NY) on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. More...

Themed Book Lists
May 19, 2015

Our updated list of 15 books on brands and their design—from graphics to politics. David AireyDebbie Millman, and Angus Hyland are among the authors featured.


By Stefan Sagmeister May 18, 2015

Ladislav Sutnar is the most under-appreciated giant in design.

Daily Features
May 18, 2015

This past Thursday, May 14, a lively panel discussion and pop-up  architecture and design book fair co-hosted by Designers & Books and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union celebrated new design books and design book news as part of NYCxDESIGN 2015. We take a look at some of the event’s highlights More...

Daily Features
May 11, 2015

May in New York is all about design. To celebrate—together with the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union—this Thursday evening, May 14, in New York, we’re hosting a special free event open to the public: a pop-up design book fair and panel discussion highlighting new developments in design book publishing. There will also be three different drawings held to win new and recently released architecture and design books from four prominent publishers. More...

Daily Features
April 28, 2015

June 4, 2015: Successfully funded! Watch for updates. We’ve launched a Kickstarter to help bring back into print Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action. If we’re successful, this 1961 graphic design classic will be reissued in a facsimile edition, with the first copies going to our Kickstarter backers this October. To support this project, visit our page on Kickstarter: More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Stephanie Salomon April 22, 2015

Rediscover Visual Design in Action (1961), a “lost milestone” of modern graphic design literature by the father of information graphics, Ladislav Sutnar. More...

Design Books to Win
April 9, 2015

This drawing is now closed. The winner is Joseph Swerdlin— congratulations! To mark the contribution that Kickstarter is making to design book publishing, we are giving away one copy of an enormously successful and much talked-about design book recently launched on Kickstarter (and no longer available): The New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual. Designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda in 1970, it was re-created in book form in 2014 by Pentagram designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth.  More...