Resources

Textbook


Inspiration


Fantastic Books

  • The Happy Book | A notebook bound in warm yellow (Pantone 115) Smooth Bonded Leather and filled with 256 pages of fine Munken Paper.
  • I Wonder | Quirky, poignant, astute, funny—this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister’s telling words, Bantjes’s work is his  “favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning.”
  • Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book | Irma Boom has become one of the most widely renowned and laureated book designers in the world today. Her often ingenious solutions to individual book productions have gained her international fame and her work is now collected by many leading museums such as the MoMa in New York.
  • Made You Look | Just as film, art, music, and literature have the power to move people, Stefan Sagmeister’s innovative work shows that graphic design, too, can cut to the emotional quick. His desire is to transform stale thinking, and Sagmeister: Made You Look does just that.
  • Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor | Irma Boom’s design for American artist Sheila Hicks’ book Weaving as Metaphor in 2006 was white (publishers hate white, she says, because it gets dirty). It had a blank cover; rough, frayed edges gave it a tactile quality and mimicked the artist’s textile designs. She used giant typeface that gradually got smaller. The publisher, she said, was convinced it wouldn’t sell. It was a hit. And it helped to raise Hicks’ profile and her own, winning The Most Beautiful Book in the World award at the Leipzig Book Fair.
  • Things I’ve Learned in My Life So Far | In 2006, Stefan Sagmeister published Things I have learned in my life so far, a book born from a running list he keeps in his diary. With the support of his clients, Sagmeister began transforming these personal maxims into typographic artworks, which appeared on billboards, in magazines, and in public spaces all over the world. The result is an intriguing blend of personal revelation, visual audacity, and examination of the pursuit of happiness.
  • Victore, or Who Died and Made You Boss? | In his first book, iconoclastic designer James Victore gives fans a survey of his work and his no-holds-barred take on the practice, business, and teaching of graphic design today. You can view the promotional video at this link.

The Grid

  • Grid Based Approach | In the graphic designers’ toolbox, grids are considered to be one of the fundamental staples.
  • Massimo Vignelli | The iconic designer explains his approach to page layout.

Crafty

  • Sea Lemon | Here you will find a variety of easy to follow how-to and DIY tutorials on art, bookbinding, crafts and more!

Paper

  • Mohawk | At our core, we are a company of makers. We make real things that make a real impact. We make connections between people and ideas. What we make helps print go from simply good to truly great.
  • Neenah | Neenah Paper is recognized as a world-class manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover, specialty and private watermark papers. Headquartered near Atlanta, GA, Neenah Paper is entirely focused on the premium paper market. We are committed to producing only superior quality products and developing new technologies that meet the needs of designers, consumers, printers and merchants and ensure that paper remains a vital and vibrant medium of expression.
  • Paper Basics | an eBook made by Mohawk Paper Company.

Presentations

 


Printing


Funny

  • True Facts | True Facts About Everything. Science. And Science.
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