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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What We Talk About When We Talk About Type

Ellen Shapiro reports from Abbott Miller's TypoGraphics conference session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client's message.


Otl Aicher en Francais

Steven Heller cracks open Otl Aicher's "le monde comme projet," a literate collection of writings on Aicher's engagement with typographic modernism.


A Life in Paperbacks

H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.


Everyman Marker

Steven Heller and Timothy Goodman discuss Goodman's new book, "Sharpie Art Workshop."


Weekend Heller: Sutnar Funded

Steven Heller gives an update on the reprint of Sutnar's "Visual Design in Action," and shares the scoop on two upcoming events.


Long Live the Book!

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