Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: August 23

August 23, 2013

This week’s highlights include a look at design and branding in popular bikeshare programs in several cities; a book list from Hong Kong-based AB Concept’s Ed Ng; our first installment of a series on rare antiquarian book finds; and—just in time for back-to-school—a look at the latest campus designs around the world. Next week, a book list from master of hospitality design Jeffrey Beers, and more.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Book List of the Week Ed Ng’s Book List: A Platform for Beautiful Pieces

Designers & Books talked with interior designer Ed Ng, co-founder of AB Concept, about his thinking, his book choices, and the new monograph featuring the firm’s work, The Language of Luxe, released this spring by ORO Editions.

Daily Features Same Bike, Different City

Capitalizing on cities as brands and toning down expected visual tropes will temper the bike’s ubiquitous design and make it a unique part of each city’s infrastructure.

Rare & Beautiful Rare & Beautiful: The World’s First Engraved Writing Book

The first installment of our “Rare & Beautiful” series, aimed at rediscovering overlooked gems in rare book collections, examines the engraving work of an 18-year-old Flemish virtuoso, Clément Perret.

Daily Features Making the Grade

Campuses around the world are introducing designs that encourage a more well-rounded academic environment.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Jeffrey Beers’s Book List: Fearless and Passionate

Prominent hospitality designer Jeffrey Beers chose many of the titles on his book list because “the subjects and authors are people I admire as leaders in their fields.” He adds, “Their personal philosophies have encouraged me to live passionately and fearlessly, and to always strive to create experiences that bring people joy.”

Daily Features The Man Who Designed Ulysses

Presented at Columbia's current exhibition “Wide Awake Typographer,” Ernst Reichl's handwritten notes—candid, witty, scholarly, and at times acerbic—give visitors a first-person tour of the typographic designer's lively mind.

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