January is a time of resolutions–and while most of them tend not to last , reading more is a resolution that pays dividends. We asked a slew of design leaders for the best books they read in 2018, and why they’d recommend them. As you kick off the first weekRead More →

British Academy Awards Identity

A felloThe British Academy is the UK authority on the humanities and social sciences. It is a  fellowship of over 1,000 leading experts, they inspire, support and promote the most outstanding research and researchers focussed on people, cultures and societies. We were approached to help the Academy to define a new directionRead More →

Three balls of wool

A poignant and hope-giving allegory based on the true story of a refugee family. It may be an elemental property of human nature to fantasize about utopias — a fantasy all the more alluring the more dystopian one’s actual society is. Source: Three Balls of Wool: An Illustrated Celebration ofRead More →

Either you want to learn a new tool or just want to brush up your web and UI design skills, learning from e-books is the best and quickest way to do that. Being online or readily available on your computer or e-reader device, e-books allow you to learn while workingRead More →

Once upon a time—in 382 C.E., to be exact—Eve bit into an apple. Seeing it was good, she offered the apple to Adam, and he also took a bite. Whereupon Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened, and they realized they were naked. Ashamed at having broken God’s sole commandment notRead More →

From globally chic interiors that fill our Instagram feeds to flourishing lifestyle, travel and culture blogs, the free-flowing Bohemian style of living leads to some of the most intriguing spaces and design ideas around the world. Source: 6 Design Books to Read Now if You Love the Boho AestheticRead More →

In a world full of blaring screens and pinging notifications, respite can still be found in a very old-fashioned, centuries-old object: the book. The new OMA-designed Qatar National Library, which opened in Doha earlier this week, celebrates its collection of more than a million books by incorporating them into theRead More →

We’re publishing a third and final excerpt from Brutally Honest: No Bullshit Business Strategies to Evolve Your Creative Business, the “tell it like it is” career advice book specifically catered to designers. Written by Emily Cohen, the book compiles honest business insights and strategies the seasoned design consultant has beenRead More →

“Book Briefs” are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews, but they are a way to share more books worthy of attention than can find their wayRead More →

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Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. More info: Instagram (h/t: sadanduseless)Read More →

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children’s colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12. Read More →

Illustrator Holly Pilot draws inspiration from vintage children's books

Holly Pilot is a Canada-based illustrator whose drawings are packed with playful shapes and unusual compositions in a well-matched colour palette. In Holly’s surreal universe, banana peels hover over pink stairs while pillow-like objects levitate high among tree branches. There is little logic inside these playful worlds, but the artist’s execution of precise and detailed illustration is masterful.Read More →