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.

Weekend Heller: Bolts and Books

There are not many copies of the newly printed facsimile edition of Fortunato Depero's "Bolted Book" left for sale. But "act now" and you may be lucky.

François’ Croc Makes a Comeback

"Crocodile Tears" by the late, great French satirist and cartoonist André François from Enchanted Lion Books is a rarity that is being rereleased.

Idea to Sketch to Miracle

George Giusti (1908–1980) is one of the inspired Midcentury Moderns covered in the forthcoming book "The Moderns" by Greg D'Onofrio and me.

The Reign of Bernie Fuchs

Steven Heller talks with historian David Apatoff, author of the new book "The Art of Bernie Fuchs."

Sing the Body Fantastic

"Body Modern" by Michael Sappol digs deep below the skin to discuss the evolution of the rhetoric of inner-workings.

Textiled

Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) made her mark in the 1930s with table linens in bold colors and innovative patterns.