design books

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.

Age-Old Symbols for the New Age

As graphic designers who specialize in logos and trademarks, Mark Fox and Angie Wang have done a splendid job in "Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing."

Wood is Good

A new book celebrates the work of Dafi Kühne, a graphic designer/letterpress printmaker based in Switzerland.

18 Illustrated Quotes by Seymour Chwast

In celebration of Seymour Chwast's new book, At War With War (currently being funded on Kickstarter), check out some of our favorite illustrated quotes by Chwast.

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.