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Alphabets & Signs

Now in its fourth iteration, revised and dramatically expanded with over 100 new pages, Julian Rothenstein's classic com ...

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 ...

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 ...

Never Use Futura

It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artwo ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics Revised Second Edition

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The ...

Cartographies of Time

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

Elegantissima

The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cove ...

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 ...

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 ...

Graphic Design Theory

Readings from the Field

The titles in our best-selling Design Brief series are highly praised by graphic design students, educators, and profess ...

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 ...

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 ...

Geometry of Design, Revised and Updated Second Edition

Studies in Proportion and Composition

The very first volume in our acclaimed Design Briefs series is now available in a revised and updated second edition. Ge ...

Fifty Type Specimens

From the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones

Fifty Type Specimens is a collection of postcards with stunning images of typography, for inspiration, correspondence, o ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside t ...

Twentieth-Century Pattern Design, Revised Edition

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

Abbott Miller

Design and Content

Abbott Miller: Design and Content is the first monograph on the award-winning graphic designer known for his innovative ...

The Designer Says

Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Whether musing about the creative process, the merits of failure and criticism, or the challenges of keeping the studio ...

Typography Papers 9

Typography Papers is book-length publication from the Department of Typography at the University of Reading (in England) ...

Grids & Guides

A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Map out graphs, schematics, sketches, and dreams with this sleek and durable workbook. Inspired by vintage laboratory no ...

The Wayfinding Handbook

Information Design for Public Places

Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? How do I get out of here? Consciously or not, we ask such ques ...

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 ...

Make It Bigger

An outspoken voice in the world of graphic design for more than twenty years, Paula Scher has developed a worldwide repu ...

Outside the Box

Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World

In an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurge ...

Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the defi ...

Grids & Guides: Gray

A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Like its black and red predecessors, this deluxe, cloth-covered Grids & Guides notebook offers 160 pages of varied graph ...

Bruno Munari: Square Circle Triangle

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

How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul, new edition

Published to instant acclaim in 2005, our best selling How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul has become ...

Graphic Design Discourse

Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication

If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled bet ...

Typographic Systems

Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, ...

Grids & Guides Drawing Pad

Our best-selling Grids & Guides line goes big, with this large-format drawing pad designed for your desk. Fifty pages of ...

Typography Sketchbooks

Typography is at the heart of visual communication. Many artists obsess over it as one of the purest forms of design. No ...

The Tennessee Valley Authority

Design and Persuasion

In the wake of the Great Depression, one of Franklin Roosevelt's most successful New Deal programs was the formation of ...

Cuba Style

Graphics from the Golden Age of Design

To usher in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national republic of Cuba, Steven Heller and Vicki Gold Levi h ...

A Few Minutes of Design

52 Activities to Spark Your Creativity

Even concert pianists do warm-up exercises to limber up the fingers and clear the mind for the performance ahead. Design ...

Paul Rand

Conversations with Students

As one of the most influential and inspirational graphic designers of the twentieth century, Paul Rand defined modern Am ...

The Complete Engraver

A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery

In this age of emails, texts, and instant messages, receiving a letter has become a rare treat. Engraved stationery can ...

Grid Systems

Principles of Organizing Type

Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formul ...

Draw Your Own Alphabets

Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, & Make Your Own

There are many ways to make your writing feel more personal, but none carries the charge of using a custom-drawn font. D ...

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 ...

Type on Screen

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

The long awaited follow-up to our all-time bestseller Thinking with Type is here. Type on Screen is the definitive guid ...

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 ...

Visual Complexity

Mapping Patterns of Information

Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book, the first to com ...

Lettering and Type

Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

No component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as letterin ...

Grafica della Strada

The Signs of Italy

For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities ...

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 ...

Twenty Over Eighty

Conversations with Legends of Architecture and Design

Twenty Over Eighty features profiles and interviews with twenty creative professionals over the age of eighty who have d ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside t ...

Graphique de la Rue

The Signs of Paris

Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel ...

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 ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics Revised Second Edition

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The ...

Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture

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

Let's Go Letter Hunting

A Field Guide for Typographic Expeditions

Letter hunting, type spotting, font finding--whatever you want to call it--designers, typographers, and handletterers ha ...

Visual Grammar

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

Munari's Books

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

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

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 ...

Grids & Guides Red

A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Our bestseller is now available in red! Grids & Guides Red promises another 144 pages of varied and unusual graph paper ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grafica de les Rambles

The Signs of Barcelona

From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eix ...

Soak Wash Rinse Spin

Steve Tolleson's approach to design might best be described as scientific: it involves relentless research in which ever ...

Now You See It and Other Essays on Design

"Design is a way to engage with real content, real experience," writes celebrated essayist Michael Bierut in this follow ...

Typography Sketchbooks

Typography is an obsession for most designers. It's at the heart of all visual communication and is one of the purest fo ...

Graphic Design Discourse

Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication

If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled bet ...

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 ...

Modern Typography Notecards

Picking up where our successful Vintage Typography Notecards left off, this new notecard set features one-of-a-kind type ...

Designing For Social Change

Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design

Some call it design for the greater good. Others call it social design. Whatever you call it, it's clear that an altruis ...

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 ...

Modern Typography in Britain

Graphic Design, Politics, and Society, Typography Papers 8

Typography Papers 8 is a special issue devoted to modernity in British typography. Graphic design in Britain from World ...

The Senses

Design Beyond Vision

A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition ...

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

Now available in paperback, designer Michael Bierut's acclaimed Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together his ...

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 ...

Active Literature

Jan Tschichold and New Typography

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A lead ...

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 ...

Design Studies

Theory and Research in Graphic Design

In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, bo ...

Graphic Design Thinking

Beyond Brainstorming

Creativity is more than an inborn talent. It is a hard-earned skill that, like all skills, improves with practice. Graph ...

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 ...