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Invisible City

A Times pick for theater lovers!

The New York Times picks this this lavishly illustrated monograph for the theater fan on your holiday list. It showcases Tsypin's designs for twenty productions---including the musicals Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Little Mermaid; operas Oedipus Rex and the Ring Cycle; the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; Cirque du Soleil's Oasis; and the Seaglass Carousel in Battery Park.

Pen to Paper

Handwritten letters by artists

Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Pen to Paper features over 100 examples of letters written by artists, revealing how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing.

Psychobook

A lavish compendium of pscyhological tests

Fiendishly fun and fascinating, Psychobook reveals the rich history of psychological testing in a fascinating sideways look at classic testing methods, from word-association games to inkblots to personality tests. You'll never think about yourself the same way!

Paper Games

Featured in the NY Times Gift Guide

Put down your smartphone, pick up a pencil, and have some real fun! This beautiful set includes five two-player games, some familiar and some new, in sleek tear-off pads, with instructions for each game printed on the bottom.

Strange Trees

True stories about unbelievable trees

It's hard to know what's more unbelievable in this book, the trees—Bubblegum, Strangler, Rainbow, Walking—or the fact that they're real. Charming illustrations bring these bizarre botanicals to life, along with facts that are stranger than fiction. Certain to surprise and inform anyone interested in nature, regardless of age.

Dear Data

A friendship in 52 postcards

Not just any friendship, and not just any postcards, Dear Data is an artistic collaboration between two young women who meticulously charted the data of daily lives for one year---how many times did they laugh, complain, or use the phone?---and created the remarkable small works of art in this book, equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence sure to inspire and entertain.

Sigrid Calon Memory Game

Sharpen your memory with this colorful game

Dutch designer Sigrid Calon updates the classic memory game with her fluorescent, Risograph-print-inspired patterns in a beautiful gift box, which Fast Co picks as "the ultimate party game for design nerds."

What Can I Be?

A classic children's book from the Rands

Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, is sure to delight children with its superb graphics and vivid palette.