Weekend Heller: Books on Design, From Me

It’s that time of year when the pre-Christmas spirit befalls us (even though it’s only the second day of fall). So here are some of my recent projects to fall over yourselves as you order them from the retailer of your choice.



The first is the most recent history of the Moderns by Greg D’onofrio and me. The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design is a survey of over 60 designers who interpreted, communicated and practiced a distinct form of American modernism. Click here for a preview.




Next up is a book called TypeWrap by Rick Landers and me, featuring typographic wrapping paper and matching labels that you can use to wrap The Moderns in.



Play “name that type style, type designer and type genre” with this beautifully designed desktop typeface reference, TypeDeck, designed by Rick Landers and written by me. The package consists of 54 cards showing a letter design on the front and its history and historical images on the back. Hours of type fan fun.


Finally, Teaching Graphic Design, Second Edition, edited by me and freshly designed by Kevin Brainard and Cybele Grandjean, contains syllabi to enhance teaching skills and showcase how experienced instructors and professors teach varied tools. This second edition is revised to include 30-plus new syllabi by a wide range of teaching professionals who address the most current concerns of the graphic design industry, including product, strategic, entrepreneurial and data design as well as the classic image, type and layout disciplines. Beginning with first- through fourth-year undergraduate courses and ending with a sampling of graduate school course options, Teaching Graphic Design, Second Edition is the most comprehensive collection of courses for graphic designers of all levels. 

PRINT’s 2017 New Visual Artists Are Here!

Get the latest issue of PRINT to discover our annual list of 15 of the best creatives today under 30. Plus …

  • A look at the rebranding of an old industry made anew: marijuana 
  • A Manifesto from Scott Boylston on the dire need for sustainability in design
  • Paul Sahre’s memoir/monograph Two-Dimensional Man
  • Debbie Millman’s Design Matters: In PRINT, featuring Jonathan Selikoff
  • And much more!

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