4.28.15 / Major Sutnar Facsimile Offered on Kickstarter


I don’t usually promote Kickstarter projects, or I would be inundated with requests. But I am intimately involved with this one: To print a faithful facsimile of Ladislav Sutnar’s most important design book, Ladislav Sutnar: Design in Action.


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Out of print for decades, Visual Design in Action is one of the most beautiful books on modern graphic design. Written and designed by Ladislav Sutnar and published in 1961, it has been called a “lost milestone” and a “treasure.”

With your help, we’re going to create a perfect reprint of this iconic book and make it available again to the creative community.

The Kickstarter kicked off this morning and will go on for 36 days. As you will see on the site there are bonuses to be had, but the greatest bonus is having Lars Muller overseeing the meticulous production of this cherished volume. To help fund this project go here.





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is the co-founder and the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. He writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review and the Graphic Content blog for T-Style. He is the author, coauthor, and/or editor of more than 120 books on design and popular culture, including the recent book Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig (Chronicle).