Futura came to life 90 years ago on the verve of aesthetic values and was embraced in Europe and the U.S.
“A cookbook…is the final merger of many different traditions, primarily cooking and writing, but also editing, design, binding, printing, and photography.”
Terry Burrows’s The Art of Sound: A Visual History for Audiophiles documents the story of how recorded music has been made and marketed over time.
Buzz Poole discusses two books that delve into trees and walls (respectively), and how they metaphorically drive meaning.
As AIGA, the oldest U.S. design organization, celebrates its centennial year, it's an opportunity to relish its past as well as ponder its future.
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.
‘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...
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...
Architectural icons, such as The Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower, make up the famous skylines that we've come to love. Artist Yoni Alter brings these icons to scale through art.
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.