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Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter February 3, 2014

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister answers a few questions about the updated edition of Things I have learned in my life so far (2013, Abrams), its online offshoot, and a little bit about what he’s learned (so far). We also reprise his popular book list for Designers & Books—now updated with some new commentary.

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By Stefan Sagmeister February 3, 2014

Many of our ideas were aided by the techniques discussed in this book.

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
January 31, 2014

An interview with acclaimed Dutch book designer Irma Boom on her most recent work, a live appearance by Boom at an event co-presented by AIGA/NY and Designers & Books, and a visual tour of the history of cover design at the 60-year old literary journal The Paris Review were highlights of this past week. Next week we look forward to a unique in-studio and online book signing with graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister—which will also feature a student-led interview and some free temporary tattoos of Sagmeister “maxims,” courtesy of Tattly. And we’re also celebrating our three-year anniversary at Designers & Books on February 1. Look for our special anniversary posts this coming month.

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Themed Book Lists
January 31, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year! 

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Daily Features
By Anne Quito, Superscript January 30, 2014

Since its founding in 1953, cover design has helped define the cultural significance of The Paris Review.

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Themed Book Lists
January 29, 2014

A selection of 10 books designed by Amsterdam-based book designer Irma Boom that have appeared on the book lists of our contributors, featured publishers, and booksellers. Boom’s work also includes special limited editions such as her recently produced all-white ink-less book for the perfume Chanel No. 5.

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Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter January 27, 2014

Recently named Global Head Design for Bloomberg LP, the Milan-born architect and industrial designer Emanuela Frattini Magnusson has been creating award-winning products for over 25 years: as founder of her own firm, EFM Design; for Tibor Kalman; and for many leading international manufacturers.

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By Emanuela Frattini Magnusson January 27, 2014

A seductive and plausible picture of a future digital economy where the power and return generated by owning big data are distributed equally to all of its suppliers: us.

Daily Features
By Angela Riechers, Superscript January 27, 2014

Dutch-born Irma Boom is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost book designers, and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious Gutenberg Prize for a body of work. Her books are distinguished by her experimental approach to formats and a willingness to take design risks. Here she talks about book-making and her life in design.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
January 24, 2014

We bring you an abundance of book lists this week: books at the intersection of psychology and design; a book list from Marco Romanelli, former editor of Domus and Abitare; and even a list of books about books. We also posted information on the petition to save New York’s Rizzoli Bookstore from the wrecking ball. Next week we’ll be featuring an interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a book list from Bloomberg LP’s Global Head of Design, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson.

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