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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A Present for Punk’s 40th Bday

Steven Heller previews a collection of punk posters from Andrew Krivine's archive, "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die," the sina qua non of punk graphics.

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Weekend Heller: Old Book, Fresh Ideas

Those of you reading may not know that 18 years ago, at the height of the design writing wave, Allworth Press and the AIGA published "Design Culture."

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3D Banyai

Istvan Banyai has done some cool (perhaps old school) animations, but his new 3D interactive project caught my eye and hit the market just a few days ago.

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Rare Dwiggins Is Well Done

Typography nerds and Dwiggins fans alike will savor the reprinted masterpiece "Stencilled Ornament & Illustration" when it is released in September.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Type

Ellen Shapiro reports from Abbott Miller's TypoGraphics conference session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client's message.