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.

dh_ghostletters

Ghosts of Signage Past

"Ghostletters Vienna" stands as a visual monument to these palimpsests of an urban microcosm that once was.

dh_reedsmyth

The Design of Pride

Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, the pair behind the NASA Graphics Standards Manual, are announcing The American Revolution Bicentennial manual.

listen-paul-rand

My Favorite Rand Kids’ Book

Paul Rand designed and illustrated four children's books with his wife, Ann Rand, as author, including this one: Listen! Listen!

dh_trueprint

Wood is Good

A new book celebrates the work of Dafi Kühne, a graphic designer/letterpress printmaker based in Switzerland.

dh_supergraphics

Femme Power

A new Kickstarter has been launched to fund a Hall of Femmes book on Supergraphics pioneer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.