If you're anything like many people, you gravitate towards anything fashion-related, soaking up all the information you can find. Well, Alicia Kennedy has made it easier for us to do that with her new book, Fashion Designed, Referenced, written in collaboration with Emily Banis Stoehrer and Jay Calderin. Armed with dazzling photos and a handy historical timeline, this is a one-stop resource on the path to becoming a fashion know-it-all. Learn More.
Designers & Books' September dozen features highly regarded British product designer Tom Dixon’s new book, a compendium of Dutch architecture firm MVRDV's buildings, and Fashion Design, Referenced, a comprehensive guide to the art and industry of fashion design. Among other titles are a two-volume edition of the work of 20th-century Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata, a collection of toys for budding architects, and an exploration of the colorful life of early 20th-century type designer Frederic Warde. Learn More.
Typography, Referenced has been named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of the American Library Association) of the most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012. Learn More.
Typography, Referenced has been named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 by Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Learn More.
Amy Graver and Ben Jura, authors of Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts for Rockport Publishers, sat down recently to discuss their love of design and reasons for writing the book. Learn More.
Design: Paper, a new book by the design firm Public School, is a demonstration of the protean nature of paper — in the guises of identity, print and packaging, cards and invitations, and art and craft. Cody Haltom of Public School sat down with Felt & Wire to talk about creating the book. Learn More.
The graphical interventions in Stop, Think, Go, Do are present in our lives cradle to grave. This latest book by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic presents behavioral graphics from around the world, including recent examples never published in the U.S. Heller tells FeltandWire.com their reason for doing the book, its global scope and what’s new in “telling us to do this and not do that.” Learn More.
Jay Calderin wrote the book on fashion design - literally. He is the author of the indispensable fashion design books “Fashion Design Essentials,” “Form, Fit, Fashion” and "Fashion Design, Referenced." On top of teaching, and being executive of creative marketing, at the School of Fashion Design he is founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week. Calderin’s own designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines. Learn More.
Canegie Mellon University alum Bella Martin and associate professor Bruce Hanington put their heads together in a study of design methods and the result is Universal Methods of Design. Learn More.
Are you attending New York Comic Con? We'll be there. Learn More.
Seth Godin, best-selling author and marketing guru, lists Typography Essentials and Typography Workbook among the books to read to learn about type. Learn More.
Author Noah Scalin wrote a preview of his new book Unstuck on the blog Another Limited Rebellion. The book will be released in November. Learn More.
Rockport Publishers has always provided designers with outstanding inspirational and educational reference book content and now designers will be able to browse and shop for Rockport’s bestselling titles in ebook format through a new app for the iPad. Learn More.
Crafters and artists who are following Noah Scalin's 365 project by making something every day can earn a merit badge by sharing a video of their work. Learn More.
RockPaperInk, a new collaborative online design destination, has launched as a place for designers to come together and share opinions, creations and passion for design. Learn More.
In a review in its June 26 book section, the LA Times says I Heart Design is "is a handsome book -- with its Milton Glaser-inspired title -- that entertains as much as it inspires." Learn More.
Terry Lee Stone, author of Rockport Publishing's new two-book series, Managing the Design Process, has outline the four essentials of a design critique on FeltandWire.com. Learn More.
Steven Heller, co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts, has completed an intriguing podcast for his new book "I Heart Design" as part of the Paul Rand Lecture Series. Learn More.
Choice Magazine has selected Graphic Design, Referenced as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010. Learn More.
On Fast Company's Co. Design blog, People Design previews their new book Brand Identity Essentials, and some of best strategies they know for creating memorable branding in an post titled 'Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand.' Learn More.
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