Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the subject in this comprehensive reference, the first to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history. Learn More
Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters is a lavish colourful collection, from A to Z, of a multitude of examples of the Western alphabet in use. Alphabets explores the language of letters that we see around us everyday, touching on the alphabet’s origins in hieroglyphs through to its development as a significant part of our history and visual vocabulary.
Before the invention of Letraset, the sheets of dry-transfer letters that became popular with designers in the 1960s, custom headline lettering styles were frequently drawn by hand, creating a limitless field of innovative, creative, fanciful letters full of stylistic freedom and an energy unfettered by typographic traditions and templates. Learn More
Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. Learn More