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.


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.


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.


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.


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."