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 week of a new year, consider … Continue reading 9 books designers should read in 2019
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 direction and help it reach new … Continue reading The British Academy brand identity (2018)
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 of Nonconformity and the Courage to … Continue reading Three Balls of Wool
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 working or on the go. Source: … Continue reading 50+ Free Ebooks for Web Designers and Developers
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 not to eat of the Tree … Continue reading The pun, long considered the lowest form of wit, is widely — and unfairly! — reviled. Puns are at once pedestrian and profound
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 Aesthetic
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 the infrastructure of the building. Far … Continue reading An Unabashed Tribute To Books In A Relentlessly Digital Age
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 been preaching to design firms over … Continue reading Book Review Pt. 3—Brutally Honest: No Bullshit Business Strategies to Evolve Your Creative Business
"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 way into reviews on this blog. This … Continue reading Book Briefs #35: Better Late Than Never
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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)
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.
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.