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The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami

With the increasing popular interest in mindfulness, and seeking quiet in the tumult of modern life, origami, the centur ...

Noise

A Lined Journal

In the early 1960s, Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha started painting single words or phrases on intensely saturated s ...

Cartographies of Time

Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive hist ...

Through Darkness to Light

Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

They left in the middle of the night often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 183 ...

Sigrid Calon Notecards

Inspired by the vibrant Risograph prints of Dutch artist Sigrid Calon, this stunning collection includes twelve deluxe n ...

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Mr. Mothersbaugh works in virtually every form and medium, and his work has always been unified and singular (perhaps a ...

Le Corbusier Modulor Rule

An Innovative Tape Measure from the Master of Modern Architecture

We picture the buildings of the high priest of modern architecture, Le Corbusier, as exemplars of crisp geometric forms ...

Cartographies of Time

What does history look like? How do you draw time?From the most ancient images to the contemporary, the line has served ...

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets

Twenty-Five Centuries of Weaving

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets catalogs the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken ...

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International PB

From Occupy Wall Street activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence o ...

George Tsypin Opera Factory

Invisible City

Based in New York City in the grit, steel girders, and graffiti of the metropolis'George Tsypin's Opera Factory creates ...

Pen to Paper

Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to pap ...

Guastavino Vaulting

The Art of Structural Tile

Since the time of ancient Rome, architects, engineers, and builders have struggled with the problem of building domed ce ...

Handcrafted Maine

Art, Life, Harvest & Home

Amid the sublime beauty of Maine---its primordial forests, remote lakes, rugged mountains, and craggy coastline blooms a ...

Lucy + Jorge Orta

Food, Water, Life

Since founding Studio Orta in 1993, the Paris-based husband-and-wife team of Lucy and Jorge Orta has produced an extensi ...

One-Track Mind

Drawing the New York Subway

For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary d ...

A-Frame Notecards and Postcards

Pulled from the pages of PAPress s classic book A-Frame, this fold-out portfolio contains a variety of notecards and pos ...

Mark Mothersbaugh

Collected Facts & Lies: Fifty Postcards

This collection of fifty postcards is pulled from the archives of legendary artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh, cofou ...

100% Evil

"There's evil in the world."---George W. BushAnd lots of it. The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? ...

Unlearning to Draw

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Sign Painters

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street s ...

Bruno Munari: Square Circle Triangle

In the early 1960s, Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

The Pancake King

Henry Edgewood loves making pancakes. He makes them every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and everyone in town kno ...

Paula Scher MAPS: New York / Paris / London

Three Mini Journals

Introducing a new line of smart and stylish gift products developed in collaboration with legendary international design ...

Draw Like an Artist

A Self-Portrait Sketchbook

How would you draw yourself if you were Vincent van Gogh? Pablo Picasso? Or Frida Kahlo? Draw Like an Artist offers exam ...

Michael Graves

Images of a Grand Tour

In 1960, before his skyscrapers and teapots made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once consider ...

Terminal Bar

A Photographic Record of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar ...

The Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards

The Olivetti typewriter is an icon, both as design object and as the favorite writing tool of authors as diverse as John ...

In the Wilds

Drawings by Nigel Peake

In the Wilds is a collection of artist Nigel Peake's hand-drawn observations of rural life. From the trees, fields, lake ...

Living Pattern Postcard Packet

Self-described plant hoarder and artist Jenny Kiker creates stunning watercolor patterns celebrating the lush, verdant ...

I Am a Man

Journal

This ruled journal features the iconic work of acclaimed artist Glenn Ligon. The charged phrase, "I Am a Man," recalls t ...

Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener

In 1958, artist Joan Miro and critic Yvon Taillandier sat down for an in-depth discussion on Miro's life and work. Their ...

Hand Job

A Catalog of Type

In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believ ...

From Morning to Night

Things are rarely as they first seem, particularly when seen from a different angle, or in a different context. From Mor ...

Henri Matisse

Meet the Artist!

Henri Matisse: Meet the Artist! takes young readers of all ages on a colorful interactive journey through the work of th ...

Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art

When Pop Art burst on the art scene in the 1950s as a reaction against abstract expressionism, it found instant favor wi ...

Woodcut

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. Creating large ...

Observe, Collect, Draw!

A Visual Journal

A guided journal with a fresh approach to the trend of journal-as-tool-for-self-examination. The journal is delightfully ...

Drawing Techniques

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the w ...

Brodsky & Utkin

From 1978 to 1993, the renowned Soviet "paper architects" Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin created an incredible collect ...

Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau

The Cathedral of Erotic Misery, Building Studies 5

German artist Kurt Schwitters' Hannover Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, began, according ...

More Than Words

Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Our widely celebrated compendium of illustrated letters is now available in paperback. Drawn from the largest repository ...

Twentieth-Century Pattern Design, Revised Edition

Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the ...

Inside the Rainbow

Russian Children's Literature 1920-1935: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times

Inside the Rainbow reprints for the first time in English a unique compendium of Soviet-era picture books from the 1920s ...

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International

From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the ...

Martin Boyce

When Now is Night

Best known for his powerful sculptures and installations, Scottish artist Martin Boyce reconfigures everyday elements in ...

The Disappearance of Darkness

Photography at the End of the Analog Era

Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of f ...

Masterpieces Up Close

Masterpieces Up Close is back in print! Once again readers can explore great works of art from the Middle Ages to the tw ...

Year in Japan, A

The Land of the Rising Sun is shining brightly across the American cultural landscape. Recent films such as Lost in Tran ...

Art Place Japan

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature

Every three years, three hundred square miles of land in northwestern Japan are transformed into the most ambitious and ...

Studio Life

Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process

In 2009 artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States, interviewing m ...

The Electric Pencil

Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3

This bookd tells the remarkable story of Edward Deeds, an "outsider" artist who spent most of his adult life inside Miss ...

From Here to There

A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

It's a situation we are all acquainted with: planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yours ...

Curious Feast

100 Postcards by 10 Artists

This delightful box features one hundred postcards from ten celebrated artists exploring the subject of food. These extr ...

New Museums in China

China's explosive urban growth continues to make headlines, illustrated by dramatic shots of the latest commercial or re ...

Drawing in Space

Did you know that the universe is expanding even as you read this? That stargazing is really looking back in time millio ...

San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards

Fred Lyon captures the essence ofSan Francisco in this fine art photography notecard set, an extension of his book, San ...

Blackstock's Collections Notepads

Inspired by our bestselling book Blackstock's Collections, these reporter-style notepads feature the obsessively detail ...

Odyssey Works

Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One

Odyssey Works infiltrates the life of one person at a time to create a custom-tailored, life-altering performance. It ma ...

Life on the Lower East Side

Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950

A young Rebecca Lepkoff, camera in hand, navigated the streets of the Lower East Side of New York in the 1930s and 1940s ...

You Are Here: NYC

Mapping the Soul of the City

Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilitie ...

Alexander Calder

Meet the Artist!

No artist can put a smile on your face quicker than Alexander Calder. A sense of playfulness animates all of his work, f ...

Mud Book

How to Make Pies and Cakes

In the mid-1950s, legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long created a truly marvelous object. Part a ...

Above Paris

The Aerial Survey of Roger Henrard

Between the years 1950 and 1972, when Paris was in the twilight of its classical period, pilot and photographer Roger He ...

Color Theory Notecards

Blending a classic watercolor feel with a fresh, modern aesthetic, this notecard collection celebrates the mesmerizing b ...

Beijing

Contemporary and Imperial

In three decades of visits to China, celebrated photographer Lois Conner has'witnessed firsthand the monumental physical ...

Botanical Sketchbooks

Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human pas ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

Olivetti Pattern Series Notebook

Our stunning Olivetti Pattern notecards are writ large in this elegant all-purpose journal featuring patterns made on an ...

Keep the Change

A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and other Curious Currency

Harley J. Spiller began collecting money at the age of five when, home sick from school, his father tossed him a sack of ...

In the Darkness of the Night

A Bruno Munari Artist's Book

First published in Italy in 1956, Bruno Munari's In the Darkness of the Night tells the tale of an interconnected, intim ...

Classic Book Jackets

The Design Legacy of George Salter

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never ...

San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fre ...

Come Together

The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design

The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to ex ...

People Fishing

A Century of Photographs

Although people have fished for food since the dawn of time, fishing today is one of the most popular pastimes in the wo ...

The Toaster Project

Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-l ...

Posters for Change

Tear, Paste, Protest

The US presidential election in 2016 brought to a head myriad political activism around the world, around the rights of ...

The Pattern Roll

As versatile as it is beautiful, this deluxe roll of gift paper features twenty-four feet of patterns (sixteen unique de ...

Weaving on a Little Loom

Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Beginners

Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and ine ...

Moderne

Fashioning the French Interior

Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray: together these designers ...

Grids & Guides (Navy)

A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

A handsome new notebook in the classic Grids & Guides series, this navy edition joins the bestselling cloth-covered blac ...

Woodcut Notebooks

A follow-up to our successful Woodcut Notecards this colorful collection of four notebooks features the striking art of ...

Grids & Guides Micro (Blue)

Pocket-Size Notebooks

Our bestselling Grids & Guides line, writ small! Compact and stylish, the matchbook style pad flips open to reveal a cus ...

Indie Publishing

How to Design and Produce Your Own Book

Once referred to derisively as "vanity publishing," self-published books are finally taking their place alongside more a ...

Inside the Artist's Studio

What was your earliest childhood artwork that received recognition? When did you first consider yourself a professional ...

The Artist's Eye

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the w ...

The Ghost Army of World War II

How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kel ...

The Stroke

Theory of Writing

Appearing for the first time in an English-language edition, The Stroke puts forward a genuine theory of writing--that i ...

The Kitchen Art Studio

The Kitchen Art Studio turns the old adage "Don't play with your food" on its head by encouraging readers to discover th ...

America's Other Audubon

Nearly everyone is familar with John James Audubon and his seminal color-plate book, The Birds of America. But few peopl ...

Grids & Guides

3 Notepads for Visual Thinkers

Sketch, catalog, plot, thumbnail, dream, and develop with these three distinctive, colorful tablets--a companion to our ...

Year of Mornings, A

3191 Miles Apart

The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of re ...

William Addison Dwiggins

Stencilled Ornament and Illustration: Expanded Edition

There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call hi ...

BEE

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. One of ...

Munari's Books

One of the greatest graphic designers of the twentieth century--called by Picasso "the Leonardo of our time"--Italian ar ...

Michael Graves

Images of a Grand Tour

In 1960, before his skyscrapers and teapots made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once consider ...

People Knitting

A Century of Photographs

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consumi ...

Instant

The Story of Polaroid

"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an ...

Goat Man

How I Took a Holiday from Being Human

The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwa ...

Inside the Painter's Studio

Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not onl ...

Animal Journals

Cats

Feline or canine? These sets of four lined journals complement our popular Animal Box and feature the colorful prints of ...

The Lost Christmas Gift

Published in Fall 2012 to glowing reviews, The Lost Christmas Gift quickly sold through its first printing to become a h ...

Welcome to Marwencol

In April 2000, Mark Hogancamp was beaten and left for dead outside a bar in his hometown of Kingston, NY. Waking from a ...

The Games We Played

The Golden Age of Board and Table Games

As families are rediscovering the joys and virtues of staying and entertaining at home, board games have surged in popul ...

Drawing in the Sea

Do you know that water covers nearly 70 percent of the earth and that nearly 70 percent of the human body is made up of ...

Art Parks

A Tour of America's Sculpture Parks and Gardens

Whether located in the heart of a metropolis such as Chicago or on sprawling fields in the countryside, sculpture parks ...

Constellation

Beginning in June 2015, a new constellation rises nightly above a small island in the middle of the Hudson River, sixty ...

The Sleepwalkers Box

During the past decade, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken has created innovative video art by fracturing the narrativ ...

Animal Journals

Dogs

Feline or canine? These sets of four lined journals complement our popular Animal Box and feature the colorful prints of ...

Casa Alta

An Andalusian Paradise

When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard hous ...

Van Gogh

Meet the Artist!

Vincent van Gogh: Meet the Artist! takes young readers of all ages on a colorful, interactive journey through the work o ...

Once Upon a Time

Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primer, Pop-Ups, and other Children's Books.

Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent ...

Paris Changing

Revisiting Eug ne Atget's Paris

Between 1888 and 1927 Eugeene Atget meticulously photographed Paris, capturing in thousands of photographs the city's pa ...

Woodcut Notecards

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. In this collection of notecards, ...

What Can I Be?

Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingri ...

Lists

To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are shaped by lists. Whether dashed off as a quick remi ...

Sigrid Calon Memory Game

This fresh interpretation of the memory game features Sigrid Calon's fluorescent, Risograph- print-inspired patterns.The ...

In the City

Drawings by Nigel Peake

For the follow up to In the Wilds, his much-loved illustrated ode to rural life, Nigel Peake swaps the bucolic Irish cou ...

Listen! Listen!

Paul Rand and his wife,Ann, wrote this book for their daughter, Catherine, to explain the interplay of sound and color. ...

Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

If Paul Rand was the most influential American graphic designer of the twentieth century, then Paul Rand: A Designer's A ...

The Pattern Box

100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers'

Curated by New York City's celebrated Textile Arts Center, this vibrant, pattern-filled collection features one hundred ...

Palazzos of Power

Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930

"If it isn't Electric, it isn t Modern." Such was the slogan of the Philadelphia Electric Company, developer of an unpre ...

Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists whose primary medium is software. Algorithmic processes, harnes ...

Labyrinths & Mazes

A Journey Through Art, Architecture, and Landscape

The labyrinth is one of the world's oldest symbols, and its meaning is often shrouded in myth and mystery or ties to rel ...

A Love Letter to the City

Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. "Open your ...

The Blind Photographer

The blind photographer cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a ...

Visual Grammar

Life in the image world has made us all voracious, if not always deliberate, consumers of visual messages. Easy access t ...

William Morris Notecards

Best known for his stunning textiles and furniture, William Morris, the influential arts-and-crafts designer, is also th ...

The Book of Trees

Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of info ...

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour t ...

Pulled

A Catalog of Screen Printing

From Andy Warhol to the sassy designers of today, screen-printing is a medium with undeniable panache. Prized for its ac ...

Woodcut Memory Game

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill reminds us why. This fun memory game based on ...

I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face

Love in Letters Notecards

Celebrated public artist Stephen Powers painted these charming expressions of encouragement and devotion for loved ones ...

The Lovings

An Intimate Portrait

The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait documents the extraordinary love story of Mildred and Richard Loving. The Lovings pres ...

ZoomScape

Architecture in Motion and Media

Although a few among us are intrepid architectural tourists, visiting buildings and landscapes our cameras at the ready ...

The Golden Secrets of Lettering

Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork

The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-unders ...

Pattern Papers

Stationery Set

A follow-up to our successful Pattern Box, this playful mix-and-match stationery set features eighteen pattern-filled wr ...

Sunprint Notecards

The Cyanotypes of Anna Atkins

Hailed as the first female photographer (and first to publish a book of photographs), Victorian botanist Anna Atkins mad ...

The Map as Art

Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

As seen in O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Cool Hunting, and countless other media out ...

75 Artist Books

The Kaldewey Press, New York

Since founding the Kaldewey Press in rural Poestenkill, NY, in 1985, Gunnar A. Kaldewey has produced exactly seventy-fiv ...

Pablo Picasso

Meet the Artist!

Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist! takes young readers on an interactive journey through the remarkable life of the legend ...

Art Up Close

From Ancient to Modern

This sequel to the best-selling Masterpieces Up Close is another fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from ...

Mysteries of the Rectangle

Essays on Painting

From Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling novel What I Loved, comes this inspired collection of essays on painting. ...

Kitchen Lithography

Hand Printing at Home

When printmakers Laura Sofie Hantke and Lucas Grassmann graduated from university, they found themselves without the lux ...

Balancing Acts

Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers

There are few jobs more rarefied or as physically and mentally demanding as prima ballerina. And yet, despite very real ...

Animal Camouflage

In a world where majestic creatures soar, scatter, prance, and pounce through beautiful natural habitats, astounding dis ...

Revolution of Forms, updated edition

Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievem ...

Thinking of You Notecards

From Brian Rea, the illustrator of the hugely popular New York Times weekly column Modern Love, comes Thinking of You, a ...

Melting Away

A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions

For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition p ...

Making Books

A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books

From the London Centre for Books Arts, the internationally recognized, artistrun, open-access studio at the forefront of ...

Dot Dot Dot 20

The must-read journal on every designer's desk, Dot Dot Dot covers design in the widest possible sense. Steering clear o ...

Grids & Guides Tracebook

Tracing Paper Notebooks for Visual Thinkers

Tracebook brings a whole new dimension to our Grids & Guides family. Each Tracebook set includes two books filled with t ...

San Francisco, Portrait of a City 1940--1960

With a landmark around every corner and a picture perfect view atop every hill, San Francisco might be the world s most ...

Screenprinting

The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee

Although the technique of screen printing dates back to first-century China, it became the preferred printing method of ...

The Book as Art

Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Our landmark survey of women artists' books is now available in paperback. The Book as Art presents more than one hundre ...

Tippet Rise Art Center

Of the many large-scale sculpture and art parks in the world, including Marfa, Storm King, Tickon, Yorkshire, Ekebergpar ...

The Ladies of Letterpress

A Gallery of Prints with 80 Removable Posters

Who can resist the tactile charm of letterpress? Not many, judging by its ever-rising popularity among artists and desig ...

Flower Box

100 Postcards by 10 artists

Sunflowers, roses, succulents, ferns, wildflowers---this rich bouquet of postcards features one hundred botanical postca ...

The Guerilla Art Kit

We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking s ...

Wild Sea Notecards

This handsome boxed set of notecards features art based on the wild and edible seaweeds of Ireland. The set contains six ...

Birthstone Notecards

This celebratory collection showcases the vibrant gemstone art of Elisa Werbler. Featuring twelve fluorescent birthstone ...

Birthday Box

Twenty Birthday Cards by Five Artists

Celebratory, fun and tremendously useful, Birthday Box is a box of twenty birthday cards---all the cards you could possi ...

Oak

One Tree. Three Years, Fifty Paintings

It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across ...

40 Knots and How to Tie Them

Lucy Davidson

Knowing which knot to use when and how to tie it can mean the difference between safety and danger or a dry or wet night ...

Presenting Shakespeare

1,100 Posters from Around the World

A skull held aloft, a lovesick donkey, a bloodied dagger: these familiar icons are instantly recognizable shorthand for ...

Generative Design, Revised and Updated Edition

Visualize, Program, and Create with JavaScript in p5.js

Generative design, once known only to insiders as a revolutionary method of creating artwork, models, and animations wit ...

By Its Cover

Modern American Book Cover Design

We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time w ...

Leonardo da Vinci

Meet the Artist!

Discover the magnificent art of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance master, through this newest addition to the popular Meet ...

Artists Unframed

Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen sna ...

Grids & Guides Micro (Black)

Pocket-Size Notebooks

Our bestselling Grids & Guides line, writ small! Compact and stylish, the matchbook style pad flips open to reveal a cus ...

Figure Drawing

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the w ...

Local Color

Seeing Place through Watercolor

Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensatio ...

A View of Early Typography

Up to about 1600

A View of Early Typography has long been regarded as the classic text on the production and use of type in the first 150 ...

Dot Dot Dot 18

After seventeen issues Dot Dot Dot remains the must-read journal on every designer's desk. By steering clear of both com ...

You Are Here

Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deep-seated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in i ...

Blackstock's Collections

The Drawings of an Artistic Savant

Modern life is an ever-accelerating barrage of people, buildings,vehicles, creatures, and things. How much can a curious ...

Pedro E. Guerrero

A Photographer's Journey , Signed Copies

"Guerrero has a very warm and living relationship with the artists he photographs. He is magnificent. He doesn't just go ...

The Sketchbook Project World Tour

Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Proj ...

Psychobook

Games, Tests, Questionnaires, Histories

Who knew a trip to the therapist could be so much fun, even aesthetically rewarding? Beyond sharing feelings or complain ...