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.

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.

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."

Andy Kner

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.

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.

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.