Design Books

How do visionary designers like Chip Kidd, Rodrigo Corral, and Barbara deWilde create such consistently memorable book jackets? A great book cover design showcases a designer’s ability to refine an idea to its essential visual expression, and Imprint surveys the best of jacket design in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and experimental work, revealing the strategies top designers use to tell a story with images and type.

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Wood Never Looked So Good

Steven Heller chats with Sandro Berra about Tipoteca Italiana and the new book "Alphabets of Wood: Luigi Melchiori & the History of Italian Wood Type."

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Through the Lens of Vivienne Gucwa

Through mastery of natural light and atmospheric photography, author and photographer Vivienne Gucwa captures the magic of New York City.

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9 Snarky Greeting Card Designs for Every Occasion

OMG! I Forgot the Card is a collection of humorous tear-out greeting card designs for every occasion. Need a card for Mother’s Day, Groundhog Day or just to say a friendly hello? Just pull out this book, tear out the appropriate page, fold and send. I was raised in a family of ubiquitous dad...

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Observer: The Well-Read Designer

Deciding which books will fuel your artistic fire is tough. And creating a must-read list for the Designers & Books website is no easy feat either. Read this Observer column to find out how Rick Poynor went about creating his.

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Damn Good Design Books

Have you created some “damn good” design work with your in-house team? Enter the HOW In-House Design Awards to earn the recognition you deserve! Midsummer is the perfect time for a good read. I’ve been hunting around for some good design books to occupy my spare time, and I ended up finding the perfect...