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By Stela Razzaque, Superscript November 22, 2013

Bookstores can be magical places that transport us to a different time and place. In celebration of the written word, here are five of our favorite unconventional bookstores from across the country. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Angus Hyland December 12, 2013

Question: “If for some reason it turned out that you could save one and only one book from among those you own, which would it be?” Answer from graphic designer (Pentagram, London) Angus Hyland:  “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination or Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady. Whichever was first at hand and whether I was in a Gothic panic or a more reflective mood.” More answers from Angus to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

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By Stela Razzaque, Superscript November 1, 2013

Apple has unquestionably produced some of the most iconic designs of our time. Here are five other prolific designers and companies who have played a part in the shaping of Apple’s design philosophy. More...

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By Anne Quito, Superscript October 23, 2013

 The nation's preeminent film festival for architecture and design wrapped up this weekend in New York, offering a glimpse of what's in store for events in Chicago and Los Angeles. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus April 7, 2020

From Palladio to Frank Lloyd Wright, architects have brought their work to the printed page with exquisite results. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Steve Kroeter April 12, 2011

Thought by many to be the premier rare book event in the world, the 51st New York Antiquarian Book Fair took place this past weekend in New York. The event attracted more than 200 booksellers from 15 countries. With one of the booksellers listed on Designers & Books as our guide, another as an exhibitor, and two others letting us know they would be attending the opening, we made a point of dropping by. More...

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By Stela Razzaque, Superscript October 22, 2013

Books banned in America have been as memorable for their iconic imagery as much as their unforgettable stories, providing inspiration for generations of designers. More...

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By Anne Quito, Superscript October 17, 2013

The award-winning graphic designer updates his monograph, Things I have learned in my life so far, with diary entries artfully rendered in everything from bananas to neon lights.

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By Chappell Ellison, Superscript August 2, 2013

Maurice Sendak’s career extends far beyond Where the Wild Things Are to include over 80 illustrated books, numerous posters, performances, and projects. More...

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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. More...