From the Designer’s Desk

From the Designer’s Desk: Jeff Wincapaw

The March edition of our From the Designer’s Desk series brings us fresh insight from the inimitable Jeff Wincapaw, design director at Marquand Books.  (Special congratulations to Jeff for his work on Building Seagram by Phyllis Lambert, which won the Designers & Books inaugural design book of the year award.) Why

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From the Designers Desk: Yve Ludwig

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

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From the Designer’s Desk: Luke Bulman

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

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From the Designer’s Desk: Susan Marsh on Designing Art Books

The second installment in our From the Designer’s Desk series brings you some delightful remembrances from the immensely talented Susan Marsh, a designer specializing in scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues. Why did you pursue design, rather than, say, painting or architecture or sculpture? I think I was born to be

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From the Designer’s Desk: Leslie Fitch

Book designers play an indispensable, if sometimes underestimated, role in the process of turning an author’s manuscript into a finished, printed book.  Chip Kidd, in his entertaining and enlightening 2012 TED Talk, says that his job as a book designer is to ask the question, “What do the stories look

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