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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Futura’s Paul Renner Tackles Color

Steven Heller opens up a 1946 copy of "Color, Order and Harmony: A Color Theory for Artists and Craftsmen" by Paul Renner (creator of Futura), translated by Alexander Nesbitt.

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The Resurgence of Yellow Book Covers

Yellow book covers are huge again, say the pundits. Why and how - and where's a color fan to locate the sunniest designs out there? Here's your guide.

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The Devil’s Christmas in June

In 1941 The Composing Room published a Christmas gift for its customers: "The Devil's Pi" by Eli Cantor. In 1967, it was reillustrated and designed by Milton Glaser.

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Old Words From the New Age

A few years ago, I was asked by Project Projects to contribute a 1988 Quentin Fiore interview for "The Electric Information Age Book."