Artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie through the two invisible but immensely powerful forces that guided her life: radioactivity and romance. It’s also a remarkable feat of thoughtful design and creative vision.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland), first published in 1865, will be 150 years old this year. To honor the anniversary, we’re highlighting the comments of our contributing designers who have been inspired by this childhood classic. More...
One of the first books I read about design when I began my studies, it opened my eyes to the role that typefaces, and their design and implementation, play in communication. The answers may have less longevity than the questions the book poses.
The use of satire and the careful handling of the absurd is something Tony (Dunne) and I continue to pursue in our own work. How to make something sharp and knowing, layered and complex, and also, what to leave out. How to deliver a “lightness of touch,” which this book does beautifully.
We often ask our contributors not only what books have inspired them in the past but also what they’re reading now. Here are a few of the answers we received in 2014. You can find the complete list of 135 books our designers and commentators have recently read in our section on Current Reading. More...
We received a list of a dozen books that have inspired David Rockwell—the acclaimed architect of restaurants such as New York’s famed Nobu Fifty Seven and hotels like the W, and the set designer of Oscar ceremonies and award-winning Broadway productions including Hairspray and the currently running Kinky Boots. More...
Designers & Books Fair Goes to Dwell on Design/Los Angeles: June 24–26, 2016, LA
Designers & Books Fair™ at Dwell on Design/Los Angeles
June 24–26, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Participating publishers include Actar-D, AMMO Books, Phaidon, Paintbox Press, and RAM. The featured speaker on Fri., June 24, is Sou Fujimoto, who after his talk will be signing copies of the new monograph of his work by Naomi Pollock (Phaidon).