Patrick Fry’s “Magic Papers” Explores Ephemera From 1890 to 1960

Released today, designer and CentreCentre Books publisher Patrick Fry’s Magic Papers: Conjuring Ephemera 1890-1960 explores the design language of vintage magic ephemera—from show bills and tickets to journals and periodicals. Made in collaboration with Philip David Treece (whose vast collection and Collecting Magic project piqued Fry’s interest), the book details the eccentricity and history of magic printed matter, and has been expertly designed by Kia …

Book + Record Pairings That Highlight Milestones From NYC’s Music Scene

A nostalgic look at the some of the delights from the wildly influential cultural hub

No list of musical moments will ever come close to the momentous gravity of NYC’s influence on sound over the last century plus. The following pairings, however, aim to tap into some of our personal favorite milestones in the midst of it all. Some of them—the Beastie Boys Book and Paul’s Boutique, for example—connect directly. Others—like last year’s exquisite photographic study of the Chelsea Hotel and …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Art + Photography Nerds

From limited edition prints to art books, camera accessories and so much more

Sometimes a reminder of the world’s infinite beauty, art can also deliver important messages that are otherwise near-impossible to convey. As such, art, design and photography form the foundation of COOL HUNTING. Today, we present two of our most creative-minded gift guides: Art Nerds and Aperture Priority. For those interested in (or even obsessed with) photography and art in general, gifts that will inspire, assist, …