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.

The Passionate Thoughts of Jessica Helfand

Jessica Helfand is unafraid to question design dogma, pick apart jargon, investigate the motives and impulses of the field. Read a fascinating interview with her from Ken Gordon.

ModernDesign.doc

These vintage issues of "Design & Paper" comprise a history of American Modernism that is invaluable to both scholar and practitioner today.

Photobooks Revived

Here, Jeffery Ladd talks about Errata Editions and its photobook series Books on Books.

Usefulness Be Darned!

Steven Heller talks with Steven M. Johnson about his new book "Patent Depending"—a collection of satirical inventions.