Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: January 31

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 celebrating our three-year anniversary at Designers & Books on February 1. Look for our special anniversary posts this coming month.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features Book Builder: A Conversation with Irma Boom

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.

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.

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Emanuela Frattini Magnusson

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.

Themed Book Lists 10 Books Designed by Irma Boom

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.

Themed Book Lists 15 Books on China and Design

Happy Lunar New Year! These 15 books on China and various aspects of design come from our designers, commentators, notable books contributors, and featured publishers and booksellers.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Stefan Sagmeister

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.

Event Stefan Sagmeister Signs Latest Book at His Studio and Online

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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