"Women in Clothes," Real Women on the Why Behind What They Wear

Curator: Rodrigo Corral
date: September 5, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, Fashion
You can take the title at its word. "Women in Clothes," the new book out by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton (and 639 others), is quite literally about the clothes women wear. 

Beyond the cover illustration by Shapton, the concept of the book is just so good. It’s about getting dressed and the decisions women make when they perform this act. The content is based on responses to surveys from a huge group of women, and there’s nothing obvious, trendy or cliché about what they say. It was designed to expose why women wear, not what they wear, and it does just that.  
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See Josh Cochran's New York Inside and Out

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 16, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, chris rubino, Design, illustration
See New York unfold in this stunning new book from Josh Cochran, a series of double-sided wall charts that open out to more than two and a half feet. Take a stroll past iconic buildings and spot more than 80 objects in a compelling game of "search and find." Then flip the chart over to see cutaways that reveal the hidden city behind the scenes. 


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The Best Book in the World by Rilla Alexander

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 15, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, chris rubino, Design
The Best Book in the World is an ode to reading and a celebration of books so good you don’t want to put them down. Rilla’s alter-ego Sozi travels the world engrossed in her book, seemingly oblivious to everything going on around her.




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The Grid and Books: Massimo Vignelli

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 5, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Information Design
Tags: books, Grid, Massimo Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli speaks about his process using the grid to design books.
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Book Covers for Harry Hole Series: Peter Mendelsund

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 11, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: books, mystery, series
Considering the usual requests made of a book designer, one of the most daunting challenges must be when you’re asked to design for a wildly popular, ongoing 10-book mystery series that has been translated into multiple languages. And yet Peter Mendelsund has done just that: an exceptional job for Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole detective crime series.
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