Today’s edition of From the Designer’s Desk features insight and humor from Michael Bierut, a partner at design firm Pentagram whose numerous, genius designs we encounter daily — whose inimitable designs make the physical world more interesting and beautiful every day. Why did you pursue design, rather than, say, painting or architecture or
This month’s installment in our marvelous From the Designer’s Desk series comes from the inspired Peter Blaiwas, the designer at the helm of Peter Blaiwas Graphic Design. Here he discusses the book’s enduring importance in the changing landscape of reading formats, and the role of book design at this moment.
Henk van Assen, in addition to being a marvelous, long-time collaborator as the designer of many books published and distributed by Yale University Press, is founding principal at HvADesign, senior critic at Yale University, and lecturer at Parsons the New School for Design. Read on for his adventurous, international, and
Our March 2015 edition of From the Designer’s Desk is a delightful tour through successive iterations of design for a new book entitled Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit, which we are honored to distribute for the Detroit Institute of Arts (the book accompanies an exhibition of the same
For June’s edition of From the Designer’s Desk, Jenny Chan of Jack Design takes us from blank slate to finished product, offering technical explanation and emotional insight along the way. Jenny Chan— Recently I noticed that whenever I submit a first round of sample designs, I have the same queasy,
The February installment of our series From the Designers Desk brings you a guest post from the wonderfully talented Yve Ludwig, who has had her own independent design practice since 2012. Prior to that, she was an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design. Her work has won numerous awards and recognition
The talented and witty Luke Bulman is the director of Thumb, a Brooklyn-based graphic design firm with a focus on architecture, art, design, and culture. He’s also the latest subject in our illuminating series of blog posts featuring book designers. 1. Why did you pursue design, rather than, say, painting
The wait for the Interaction of Color app for iPad is finally over. The full app, available now in the app store, is free to download, and allows you to sample Chapter 10, including accompanying text, video commentary, two interactive plates, and the palette tool. The complete app–featuring the full text, 125 plates,