Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: January 17

January 17, 2014

The books that inspire Dutch product designer Aldo Bakker and a list of books in collaboration with CreativeMornings on the theme of “Play” were among this week’s highlights. Next week will feature a book list from former Domus and Abitare editor Marco Romanelli and a celebration of 60 years of cover art at the The Paris Review. Designers & Books is also partnering with AIGA/NY to present two special public events coming up in January and February:  a conversation between book designer Irma Boom and Design Matters host Debbie Millman on January 29, and an in-studio and live online book signing with graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister on February 6.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Aldo Bakker

The son of a famous pair of designers—his father is Gijs Bakker, co-founder of the Dutch design collective Droog and one of the first and most influential conceptual designers; his mother is the late jewelry designer Emmy van Leersum—Aldo Bakker is known for his designs for furniture and tableware in materials such as wood, porcelain, copper, and glass that also have an interactive quality. Objects, he believes, “communicate emotion through association, touch, texture, and materiality.”

Daily Features Making Money: The Design of Currency

The U.S. Mint recently released a new design for the $100 bill. What’s the design verdict?

CreativeMornings Book Lists 10 Books on Play

This special book list developed in collaboration with CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, each with a monthly theme, is based on an earlier theme, from October 2013, “Play,” which we see as having a natural tie-in to this January’s theme of “Childhood.”

Daily Features AIGA/NY and Designers & Books Present an In-Studio and Online Book Signing with Stefan Sagmeister

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister will sign personalized copies of the latest edition of his book Things I have learned in my life so far at his New York studio on February 6. Can’t be there? You can still get a personally inscribed copy!


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Marco Romanelli

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.

Daily Features The Paris Review: 60 Years of Substance and Style

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

Designers & Books News AIGA/NY and Designers & Books Present Irma Boom in Conversation with Debbie Millman

Internationally renowned book designer Irma Boom joins Design Matters host Debbie Millman on January 29 for a candid conversation about life, design, and her newest book, Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book, which covers her extensive work to date. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.

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