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Meet the maker: Marcin Wichary

A design manager tells us about his latest project, a book covering 150 years of keyboard design.

Shift Happens Preview

Here’s a little preview of Marcin Wichary’s long-awaited book, Shift Happens.

Shift Happens Catalogs the 150-Year History of the Keyboard

‘Shift Happens’ documents 150 years of keyboard history from early analog typewriters to the pixelated versions on our phones.

Shift Happens: A book about keyboards

Shift Happens covers 150 years of keyboard history, from the early typewriters to the pixellated keyboards in our pockets.

The 103 Best Book Covers of 2022

The best book covers of the year—as chosen by some of the industry’s best book cover designers.

The Vignelli Canon: a design classic from the last of the modernists

Massimo Vignelli, the multi-faceted designer and thinker, was the last of the great modernist designers.

Three Books About Leica

These three books have helped me understand in words what was previously just a feeling — why I love Leica cameras.

Catching up with Erik Spiekermann

Type design legend Erik Spiekermann has teamed up with Google Fonts to make the new edition of his book “Stop Stealing Sheep” available to all.

The Best Book Covers of 2022

The book cover is one of my all-time favorite design objects and a big part of the reason I love going to bookstores.

Designing Design SystemsSponsored

This book is about how to make effective and working design systems.

Phaidon Updates “1000 Design Classics” Book

This new book presents 1,000 of the world's greatest objects in one large-format volume.

Here’s Why John Updike Designed His Own Book Covers

Last summer, while browsing the fiction aisles at Powell’s Books in Portland, a fat black spine caught my attention.

See the 50 most striking book covers of the year

Every year, the AIGA recognizes the best designed book covers. This year’s winners highlight the vibrancy and diversity of the moment.

The iOS App Icon Book

A book celebrating the art of app icon design featuring icons from designers around the world. Now backed & shipping.

Why Design Matters by Debbie Millman

Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, collected into an anthology of 55 interviews with designers and visionaries in diverse fields.

Why designers should remove “Hooked” from their reading list

A book that didn’t age well.

The Daily Heller: Spinal Tap

For over 50 years, Ootje Oxenaar took pleasure in redrawing the spines of books on his shelves.

8 of the Best Book Covers of 2021

“Just one.” So went the particularly cruel prompt that we issued a medley of designers from the publishing industry as 2021 drew to a close.

The iOS App Icon Book

A beautiful hardcover book that celebrates the art and craft of app icon design.

The Book Givers - Calling all creatives to enter a global book swap.

Send a book that inspired you, receive a book that could change your life.