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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3D Banyai

Istvan Banyai has done some cool (perhaps old school) animations, but his new 3D interactive project caught my eye and hit the market just a few days ago.

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Rare Dwiggins Is Well Done

Typography nerds and Dwiggins fans alike will savor the reprinted masterpiece "Stencilled Ornament & Illustration" when it is released in September.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Type

Ellen Shapiro reports from Abbott Miller's TypoGraphics conference session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client's message.

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Otl Aicher en Francais

Steven Heller cracks open Otl Aicher's "le monde comme projet," a literate collection of writings on Aicher's engagement with typographic modernism.

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A Life in Paperbacks

H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.

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Everyman Marker

Steven Heller and Timothy Goodman discuss Goodman's new book, "Sharpie Art Workshop."