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.

Sing the Body Fantastic

"Body Modern" by Michael Sappol digs deep below the skin to discuss the evolution of the rhetoric of inner-workings.

Textiled

Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) made her mark in the 1930s with table linens in bold colors and innovative patterns.

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."