Publishing is the process of getting the author’s story out of her or his head and into the hands of a reader. Zoe Sadokierski Authors don’t write books, they write manuscripts. Publishing is the process of getting an author’s manuscript into the hands of a reader, by materialising it –Read More →


Emily Cohen, who labels herself “a brutally honest consultant,” has consulted and worked with many leading design firms across the country. Through these experiences, she has developed, tested, and curated key business insights and strategies that have helped firms become more effective, profitable, and fun to work at. Source: CreativeRead More →

It might sound odd for me to say that the quality of Geoffrey Young’s poetry — its wit, profundity, and infectious nervous energy — is not the only reason he’s one of my favorite poets. It might sound as if there were something backhanded coming. Source: The Hard-to-Find Chapbooks ofRead More →

A new book, Ravens & Red Lipstick, can be unravelled by its title. Chronicling the multifaceted developments of Japanese photography, “ravens” alludes to the mournful black-and-white images create by Fukase Masahisa in the 1970s in the wake of his divorce. Source: Ravens & Red Lipstick Lifts the Lid on JapaneseRead More →

San Francisco -based artist Joe Roberts will be releasing his second book, We Ate The Acid (61)A3HT3TA3), this December. The book features a foreword by journalist and documentarian Hamilton Morris (Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia on Viceland) as well as a conversation with gallerist and actor Leo Fitzpatrick (director of Marlborough Contemporary). Source:Read More →

Summary I stumbled on Joyful at an airport bookstore, and I’m delighted I did. There are so many overlooked opportunities for joy right at our fingertips. And it’s all backed by extensive Ingrid Fetel Lee’s extensive research. They don’t require tons of time or money, just a willingness to designRead More →

We published our 2018 gift guide for book lovers last week. This year, for the first time, I’m delighted to share a guide specifically for book-loving kids. If you have a kid in your life who loves reading—and I hope you do—this list is for you. 1. Harry Potter wandRead More →

The infinite freedom of the blank page has always been a bit of a cage for designer Jenny Volvovski . Growing up taking art classes, this open white space felt too open, too prone-to-messing-up, and Volvovski would inevitably overthink herself into a corner. Source: When Art + Math = BookRead More →

Author Alison Nastasi has just released her latest book, Artists and Their Cats , which features over 50 legendary creatives and the stories behind their feline friendships. Among many iconic artists, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo are all known to have had kitty accomplices. Source: Series Focuses onRead More →

Just a couple of weeks ago, another book that I designed got printed. The book is called Trustmakers, a business book about building trust to improve board effectiveness and performance in a company. With this book there is this card system, called Be Cards, consisting of 11 cards that isRead More →

Turris Babel #107 — looking into the future Design: Studio Mut, Thomas Kronbichler, Martin Kerschbaumer Source: mutboard: Turris Babel #107 — looking into the futureDesign:…Read More →

The days of adolescence are often filled with flights of fantasy fueled by aspirations and dreams. It is in our teenage years or perhaps even before that, that we begin to recognize our passion. Some might to do it quicker than others, but everyone always wanted to be someone. Source:Read More →

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, I’m including some photographs of artwork which is part of a Remembrance Art Trail at Canary Wharf Artist Mark Humphrey has created 11 stunning pieces of art that will be displayed across the estate to commemorate 100 yearsRead More →

My generation of writers— and yours, if you are reading this— lives in the shadow of Auden’s famous attack on the relevance of writing to life, when he wrote that “poetry makes nothing happen.” I had heard the remark repeated so often and for so long I finally went lookingRead More →

Imagine playing a game of Pictionary with other industrial designers, where every clue is an iconic product design. Something that you could render with a few lines and your teammates could instantly name the specific product. What would those products be? Source: Images From “The Most Memorable Product Designs ofRead More →

The well-known British design critic Alice Rawsthorn – critic and influencer, we might say – returns to the subject of design and its place in the contemporary world. Design as an Attitude is an easy-to-read book and follows Hello World , some of whose themes and examples she returns to.Read More →

“The Paper Time Machine” Book imbues old photos with colours

Early photographic technology lacked a crucial ingredient — colour. As early as the invention of the medium, skilled artisans applied colour to photographs by hand, attempting to convey the vibrancy and immediacy of life in vivid detail (with mostly crude results). Source: “The Paper Time Machine” Book Takes Historical ImagesRead More →

Bopomofo Guide Book Design

Beautiful motion graphic design by Aco Hsu in Taiwan for the Unofficial Bopomofo Guide Book. Source: Bopomofo Guide Book DesignRead More →

The Man in the Glass House

The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century by Mark Lamster Little Brown, 2018 Hardcover, 528 pages Mark Lamster had me in the Prologue. The Dallas Morning News architecture critic begins his biography of Philip Johnson on the famous architect’s deathbed. Source: Book Review: TheRead More →

What You Need to Know About Teamwork and Collaboration November 6, 2018 by Avil Beckford Lessons from Mars: How One Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork To thrive in 2020, one of the skills that the World Economic Forum says you need is coordinating withRead More →