Book Design

Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts
In contrast to MoMA's recently concluded exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-outs, The Morgan Library & Museum's new "Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts" fills just one room and hones in on the French artist's lesser-known passion for books...
Munari's Books
20th century Italian artist Bruno Munari (1907-1998) left his legacy in many different forms—from sculptures, paintings, design furniture and objects, films, photographs to even poetry—but it was his experiments in book-objects for children and...
"Colouring Book" by Deirdre Dyson
This finely crafted coloring book is the work of carpet designer Deirdre Dyson and we’re big fans of her playful, but sophisticated, approach to marketing. Because sketching and coloring carpet and textile design is intrinsic to the preliminary product...
Do Book Company
“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in...
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame
In book design, provocation is the name of the game. Intrigue the reader enough to pick up the work and open it—this is a process that Chip Kidd has turned into an art. From David Sedaris' "Naked" to the English-language version of Haruki Murakami...
Jason Holroyd's "Like a Rolling Stone"
Winning Creative Review's Best in Book category as part of their esteemed Illustration Annual 2011, designer Jason Holroyd clearly knows how to make the paper medium an enticing experience. But it was actually Holroyd's genius music video for the...
Litographs—a company known for reprinting full texts of books as posters—recently caught our eye when they sent us a custom poster printed with text from Cool Hunting articles. The execution was just too slick not to share. There in...
Sky High
In an age-old story of keeping up with the Joneses, author Germano Zullo has created a children's picture book that follows the fate of two rival neighbors as they compete to build the most extravagant house imaginable. The original edition of...