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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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Daily Features
By The Editors, Designers & Books January 24, 2014

We are looking for three current design students to interview Stefan Sagmeister in person in his New York City studio during the book-signing event for the updated edition of Things I have learned in my life so far. This student-led Q&A, which will take place from 6:00 to 6:30 PM, will be tweeted live! Submit the questions you’d ask online to be considered by January 27, 9:00 AM (EST) and we’ll choose the three interviewers.

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Themed Book Lists
January 23, 2014

From our archives, now updated: twelve books that look at the book as designed object. Irma Boom, Warren Lehrer, and more.

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Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter January 21, 2014

New York’s last grand bookstore faces demolition and a petition drive to save the building is mounted.

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Themed Book Lists
January 21, 2014

The start of a new year—a time for self-reflection and self-improvement—prompted this list of books, drawn from our contributors and featured publishers and booksellers, on the intersection of psychology and design, and designers.

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By Marco Romanelli January 20, 2014

What is an “open work”? It is work that can be different for each of us, since we are individuals, but the object is always the same. Isn’t this the best result for an industrially produced piece? It is one work, but it can be interpreted in one million different ways!

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter January 20, 2014

Past editor of the prominent Italian design magazines Domus and Abitare Marco Romanelli sends a book list. “I belong to a generation for which books were daily bread,“ he writes.

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Event
January 18, 2014

To celebrate the publication of the updated edition of his book Things I have learned in my life so far (Abrams), internationally renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister hosted a book signing and student-led interview at his studio and online on February 6. Presented by AIGA/NY and Designers & Books. Watch for our photo wrap-up coming soon.

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Event
January 18, 2014

Renowned Dutch book designer Irma Boom discusses her work with Design Matters host Debbie Millman in New York on January 29.

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