Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Art Nerds

Photography, architecture, graphic design and everything between, all in our favorite arty books this season

Whether it’s visiting studio spaces, frequenting local galleries, bouncing between international art fairs or simply looking up and admiring a building, passion for art and design forms COOL HUNTING’s foundation. No matter where you are in the world, art is around. But to have art in your own home is truly a gift. We’re not all able to afford the pieces we covet, but books …

Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design

A comprehensive book exploring the medium, far beyond cut-and-paste

Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith (who worked under the name Neasden Control Centre) who made collages for a living. Now, working as a duo known …

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

A survey of beautifully minimal branding, packaging and more in book form

Stuart Tolley’s (creative director and founder of graphic design studio Transmission) last book “Collector’s Edition” was all about unusual, mind-bending and sometimes over-the-top designs—he also created the striking Artist Cover Bomb series for the tome. His new book behaves as a kind of antidote: focusing on quieter and minimalist but equally fascinating creations. “MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design” came to be because Tolley …