Books : The Type Desk

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MyFonts’ Creative Characters by Jan Middendorp →

Landing on my desk is this great compilation of type designer interviews done by Jan Middendorp for MyFonts entitled Creative Characters.

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The Evolution of the Letter A by Emma Quayle →

New Zealand designer Emma Quayle’s project explores how the form of the alphabet is changing with modern technology, using the letter A as an example.

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The Whole Story Photo Book by Debra Folz →

“A hybrid of traditional bookbinding techniques and contemporary engineering, they stand independently due to a reinforced front and back cover. A removeable binding allows the books contents to be expanded, allowing you to view your whole story.” http://www.debrafolz.com/

The Story of Eames Furniture

The Story of Eames Furniture →

In this video with Gestalten.tv, Marilyn and John Neuhart reflect on the 30 years they have worked at the Eames Office, its designers, products, and work culture.

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Colours in Culture by AWH →

Always With Honor maps various cultures’ perceptions of color.

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Beware of the Dogma →

“Beware of the Dogma is a booklet for graphic designers wishing to reflect on and question notions of design as a discipline. It explores the theoretical nature of rules and obedience to them using extracts from an interview with a legal philosopher and the theories of Hart and Kemp. The aim of the book is to encourage designers to understand the goal a rule serves instead of dogmatically following certain rules of typography.”