Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
Experimental picture books can teach graphic designers a lot about the building blocks of visual acuity and storytelling—and Argentinian author-illustrator Isol is a case in point.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
Sin City enthusiasts can indulge in the next best thing to owning the original art with Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection.
So many outstanding comics anthologies, so little quality eyeball time. But worry not: Print’s come to your rescue.
Chronicle Books is celebrating 50 years with an exhibition of 50 covers. Here are 25.
On June 6th, Puffin released a redesign of six classic novels with covers that take on the design of Pantone color cards.
We review Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art by Stella Paul, which reprises how color informs artist practices, materials, theory, culture and more.
Why are we so surrounded by circles? Author Manuel Lima seeks to answer this question and more with The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge