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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Design Book Legacy

French art director Sébastien Hayez, who publishes the website Designers Books, delves into the output of Zurich-based ABC Verlag books.

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Making Book, Kids Style

Esther K. Smith, author of "How to Make Books," has a new book on the way: "Making Books With Kids."

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A.G. Fronzoni Revived Again

Steven Heller talks with the creator of a new Kickstarter book about A.G. Fronzoni, a designer of beautiful minimalism who is largely unknown in the U.S.

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The Color of Linen America

From the 1930s-40s, bright linen postcards with views of a faux painterly American landscape were the most popular kind of "wish you were here" sentiments.

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Design Data Deluge

"Graphic Designers Surveyed" is a fascinating book for stat nerds and designers who are interested in their peers.

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Designer of the Week: Michael Janda

Michael Janda talks about his graphic design career path, the variety of experiences that got him where he is today, plus his best advice for designers.