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1. Nests and Eggs Notecards, by Joy Kiser
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891381, gift box binding, $14.95

Images from America's Other Audubon make up this stunning collection of notecards featuring carefully crafted nests and the colorful and speckled eggs they protect. ...
2. Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students, by Ellen Lupton
Series: Design Briefs
ISBN 9781568989693, paperback binding, $24.95

Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography ...
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3. Vintage Typography Notecards
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891466, gift box binding, $14.95

Discovered in vintage typographic manuals, the specimens featured on these elegant cards range from one-of-a-kind hand-drawn samples to classic favorites used in the early decades ...
4. Woodcut Notecards, by Bryan Nash Gill
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891473, gift box with 12 full-color cards (6 designs, repeating 2 times) and 12 envelopes binding, $15.95

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. In this collection of notecards, based on the book ...
5. The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom, by Laura Dushkes
ISBN 9781616890933, hardcover binding, $14.95

If there's anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it's talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the ...
6. Typography Sketchbooks, by Steven Heller, Lito Talarico
ISBN 9781616890421, paperback binding, $40.00

Typography is at the heart of visual communication. Many artists obsess over it as one of the purest forms of design. Now available in paperback, ...
7. Sign Painters, by Faythe Levine, Sam Macon
ISBN 9781616890834, paperback binding, $24.95

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush ...
8. Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming, by Ellen Lupton
Series: Design Briefs
ISBN 9781568989792, paperback binding, $24.95

Creativity is more than an inborn talent. It is a hard-earned skill that, like all skills, improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking explores a variety ...
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9. The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era, by Robert Burley
ISBN 9781616890957, hardcover binding, $50.00

Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of film-based photography, namely, the factories where film was ...
10. Bird Watching Journal: And Other Nature Observations, by Joy Kiser
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891411, hardcover binding, $16.95

Based on the best-selling America's Other Audubon, this aspirational journal is rife with tips for casual and beginner birding and nature enthusiasts. ...
11. Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili, by Louise Fili
ISBN 9781616890971, hardcover binding, $40.00

Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close ...
12. Paula Scher MAPS: New York / Paris / London: Three Mini Journals, by Paula Scher
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891435, paperback with sewn spine and back pocket, 64 pages each, 1 gridded, 1 lined, 1 blank binding, $14.95

Introducing a new line of smart and stylish gift products developed in collaboration with legendary international design firm Pentagram. These three pocket-sized journals are decorated ...
13. What Did I Buy Today?: An Obsessive Consumption Journal, by Kate Bingaman-Burt
Series: Paper + Goods
ISBN 9781616891367, paperback binding, $12.95

Record your spending dreams and dramas, from the minute to the monumental, in this week-by-week logbook of splurges and savings. This journal is charmingly illustrated ...
14. Graphic Design: The New Basics, by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips
ISBN 9781568987026, paperback binding, $35.00

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of ...
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15. The Guerilla Art Kit, by Keri Smith
ISBN 9781568986883, hardcover binding, $19.95

We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name ...
16. Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses, by SooJin (Steven) Park
ISBN 9781616890681, paperback binding, $29.95

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss master's work. Yet, all too frequently, they ...
17. Year of Mornings, A : 3191 Miles Apart, by Maria Alexandra Vettese, Stephanie Congdon Barnes
ISBN 9781568987842, paperback binding, $24.95

The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of renewal and ...
18. Drawing Techniques, by Peter Jenny
Series: Learning to See
ISBN 9781616890544, paperback binding, $12.95

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the world that ...
19. The Artist's Eye, by Peter Jenny
Series: Learning to See
ISBN 9781616890568, paperback binding, $12.00

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the world that ...
20. Casa Alta: An Andalusian Paradise, by Elizabeth McMillan
ISBN 9781616891374, hardcover binding, $50.00

When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard house in a small Andalusian village in Southern ...
21. Breakthrough!: 90 Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination, by Alex Cornell
ISBN 9781616890391, paperback binding, $17.50

All of us struggle at one time or another with creative block. Always striking at the worst moment, it can leave you feeling completely paralyzed. ...
22. The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, by Katharine Harmon, Gayle Clemans
ISBN 9781568989723, paperback binding, $29.95

As seen in O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Cool Hunting, and countless other media outlets, The Map as ...
23. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination, by Katharine Harmon
ISBN 9781568984308, paperback binding, $24.95

Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deep-seated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just ...
24. Figure Drawing, by Peter Jenny
Series: Learning to See
ISBN 9781616890490, paperback binding, $12.95

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the world that ...
25. Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide, by David Bergman
Series: Architecture Briefs
ISBN 9781568989419, paperback binding, $24.95

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all ...
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