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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Long Live the Book!

Ellen Shapiro visits the New York Antiquarian Book Fair and finds treasures of special interest to graphic designers.

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Amsterdam’s Curly Letters

Venice has stencil, London has Gill Sans and Amsterdam has what locals refer to as "Krulletters"—highly ornamented script painted with a brush.

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The Joy of Jugendstil

Steven Heller cracks open a masterpiece of the sly and wry Jugendstil illustration style.