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, …

Tracing Harry Bertoia’s Legacy in “Bertoia: The Metal Worker”

A celebration of a designer, musician and artist who knew no bounds

Cataloging Harry Bertoia‘s work—which ranges from ambient music albums to the iconic diamond chair—is no simple feat. Bertoia seemingly knew no bounds—undefined by any singular medium or intention—and his influence remains wildly significant. In her new book, Bertoia: The Metal Worker, Beverly Twitchell attempts to distill his working life into 288 pages featuring 230 images and illustrations. The tome is gloriously designed, and doesn’t eschew appearance for …

Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …