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.

Alllllllll Aboardddddd!

Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work.

One Person’s Junk is …

Steven Heller opens Bill Rose's new collection of quotidian type compositions, logos and trademarks: "Junk Type."

Barney Rosset’s Vision

Last month saw the publication of an autobiography about iconoclast publisher Barney Rosset, "Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship."

Aesthetics Personified

Steven Heller talks with Eric Holzenberg about his new exhibition “For Art’s Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond” at the Grolier Club of New York.

Look Up Yonder

Ivan Chermayeff and Kurt Vonnegut made beautiful music when they teamed up in 1980 to make a children's book about creation: "Sun Moon Star."