Author Archives: Buzz Poole

About Buzz Poole

Buzz Poole has written about design, books, and culture for numerous outlets, including Lit Hub and Playboy. He is the author of Workingman's Dead, published as part of the 33 1/3 series, and the co-author of Camera Crazy. Keep up with him @buzzpoole.

Two New Photo Books Show Two Different Americas

Photography’s role in shaping American identity can be explored from multiple perspectives. These two new books - "Dorothea Lange" and "The Big Picture" - present both the enthusiastic embrace of distinctly American idealism and the devastating results of how such fervor left too many people with nothing.

I Like It. What is It? and Other Bookish Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season, the Holidaze, time to tuck into sweets and sales, and, hopefully, carve out some time for rest and relaxation with friends and family. It’s easy to be cynical about this last month of the year but who doesn’t like receiving gifts, especially thoughtful ones? For the bookish, design-minded readers in your...

City As Canvas: The Martin Wong Collection of New York Graffiti

  On February 5, 2014, the Museum of the City of New York will launch City As Canvas, an exhibit dedicated to the Martin Wong Collection. Wong, a painter in his own right, first started befriending graffiti writers in the early 1980s when he worked at Pearl Paints, recognizing and valuing the undeniable vibrancy...

Fetishizing Books

The book publishing industry still doesn’t really know what to do with itself. But people continue to read and books remain relevant. The manifestation of that relevance can take many different shapes, as documented in all of these books about books.

Interview: Skyping with Noma Bar

Read “Interview: Skyping with Noma Bar” written by Buzz Poole from the  June 2013 issue of Print. The prolific designer and illustrator shares his process for incorporating color into his work. Pick up your copy of The Color Issue to read even more about color! Even if you’ve never seen one of Noma Bar’s...