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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Depero’s Copied Original

There are a handful of books that all designers must see. Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph "Depero Futurista" is among them.

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The Rise of Centaur

Steven Heller talks with Misha Beletsky, co-author of "The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types of Bruce Rogers."

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Art Director Andrew Kner: A Tribute

PRINT's tribute to longtime art director Andrew Kner. Andy passed away on Aug. 28, 2016. Admire the beauty of his art direction with these classic PRINT covers.

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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.

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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.