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shogo-oketani's picture
Nov.27.2011
Japanese kanji characters combine meaning with beauty and thus offer a unique medium for artistic expression. But if you don’t know the language, how do you find characters that say what you want and are not just a "kanji cliché"? You can start here. This attractive book has over one hundred...
robert-grudin's picture
Apr.22.2011
“If good design tells the truth,” writes Robert Grudin in this path-breaking book on esthetics and authority, “poor design  tells a lie,  a lie usually related . . . to the  getting or  abusing of power.” From the ornate cathedrals of Renaissance Europe to the much-maligned...
saxon-henry's picture
Jan.06.2010
One thing is clear about Nate Berkus’ first book: the designer cares deeply about helping others bring intimate style into their homes. “I saw this first book as my perspective on a basic guide to design,” he says. “This was my way of answering the questions flooding in over the Internet after...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.04.2009
Color changes everything; I believe this to be true. I created the designs for Fill Me In and Fill Me In, too; I thought I knew these designs well, knew them from the inside of my brain all the way on to the page, but I only knew half the story. Adding color told the rest of the tale, as I...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.19.2009
Come away with me again into a world of wonder both strange and beautiful; a place to explore and invent with color texture and mood. Designs born of desire translated into pictures. Bring with you crayons, markers, paints or dye, but most of all bring your exuberance! Fill up these images with...
chip-kidd's picture
Nov.26.2008
Described as “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design today (USA Today), Chip Kidd is universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design. At the forefront of a revolution in publishing, Kidd’s iconic covers, with their inventive marriage of type and found images,...
kurt-andersen's picture
Mar.10.2008
In Spectacle the architect David Rockwell, in collaboration with designer Bruce Mau, explores the allure of larger-than-life events that take place around the globe. From the running of the bulls in Pamplona to the Holi Festival in India to deafening – and dangerous – NASCAR races, Spectacle...