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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 ...

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 ...

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability

The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other ...

Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend

The advantages of selling your products online are many, low overhead, global markets, twenty-four-hour shopping, but pe ...

Observer's Notebook: Home

Our Observer's Notebooks on astronomy, trees, and weather, have won praise for their unique combination of a beautiful j ...

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 ...

Unlearning to Draw


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 ...

DIY Dollhouse

Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials

D.I.Y. Dollhouse is a lavishly illustrated guide for budding architects, builders, and designers, showing then how to bu ...

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 ...

Type and Color

How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces

To create his award-winning multicolored typefaces, Mark van Wageningen first returned to the past for his research: woo ...

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 ...

Architectural Lighting

Designing with Light and Space

Architectural Lighting, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, provides both a critical approach to and ...

Designed for the Future

80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landsc ...

Architects Draw

Where does architectural design begin? In an age obsessed with all things digital, it's tempting to envision a computer ...

Design/Build with Jersey Devil

A Handbook for Education and Practice

Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect's job does not stop at designing a building, but that i ...

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 ...

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures

Modern living isn't easy. It often seems to require some know-how our parents didn't pass on, or a special tool. Happily ...

Typographic Systems

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

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


A Comprehensive Guide to Folding, Sewing, & Binding

At 420 pages, this comprehensive reference guide explores bookbinding techniques in start-to-finish detail, explaining a ...

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 ...

The Wild Dyer

A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and bi ...

Weaving on a Little Loom

Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Beginners

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

Publish Your Photography Book

Revised and Updated

Our indispensable guide to publishing your own photography book just got better. In this revised and updated edition of ...

The Bike Deconstructed

A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle

On first glance, bicycles look pretty straightforward. And yet, even today's most stripped down bicycles can feature as ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...

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 ...

Visual Grammar

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

Build It Yourself

Weekend Projects for the Garden

Are you into gardening, DIY, or organic living? Looking to branch into woodworking? Build It Yourself: Weekend Projects ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Business of Creativity

How to Build the Right Team for Success

Long known as the go-to management consultant of the design world, Keith Granet reveals more of his clear-eyed insights ...

Pinhole Cameras

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhol ...

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 ...


"A" was the architectural letterform of leisure building in postwar America. Eager to stake out mountain and lakeside re ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kitchen Lithography

Hand Printing at Home

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

Writing about Architecture

Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while cre ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 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 Wood Carver's Dozen

A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Beginners

If you want to join the woodworking and carving renaissance, The Wood Carver's Dozen is the perfect starting point. An i ...

Digital Fabrications

Architectural and Material Techniques

Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digi ...

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 ...

Generative Design

Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing

Generative design is a revolutionary new method of creating artwork, models, and animations from sets of rules, or algor ...

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 ...

Everything is Easy

A Complete Kit for Saying What You Really Think

Even in this age of messaging, nonstop emails, emoticons and emojis, it's not always clear how to make yourself understo ...


Whisky is an authoritative guide to savoring the world's most elegant and complex spirit to the fullest. Author and Mast ...

Typographic Knitting

From Pixel to Pattern

Learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, a ...

Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture

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

How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors

Third Updated and Expanded Edition

Since the previous edition of the much-acclaimed How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors, a great deal has changed in ...

Building a Straw Bale House

The Red Feather Construction Handbook

"This book is a timely and important tool for the empowerment of communities facing housing deficits. The Red Feather pr ...

Architectural Photography the Digital Way

More than ever, particularly in this day of online media, architects and designers are increasingly faced with exciting ...

Model Making

The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual to ...

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 ...

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 ...