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 …

The Story of Emoji

Gavin Lucas explores the history of the tiny picture phenomenon

As a former senior writer at Creative Review and the co-founder of London-based illustration agency Outline Artists (and CH contributor), Gavin Lucas’ professional career bridges communication and illustration. That combination makes him well-suited for his latest project: the new book “The Story of Emoji.” The thoroughly-researched, entertaining tome traces the history of everyone’s favorite communication enhancer, looking at early predecessors, like typeset ornaments, through to …

Italo Modern 2

This recently published book revisits hidden jewels of Italian Modernism

The second half of last century was a golden age for Italian architecture, with many experimental buildings constructed in big cities, tiny towns and remote areas. These almost forgotten architectural masterpieces are explored with tenderness in “Italo Modern 2.” Published by Swiss Park Books, the book is the brainchild of two architects (and brothers) from Vienna: Martin and Werner Feiersinger. To compile the tome, the …

Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work

The creative art and design discovery hub's print selection of stunning works

Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one’s work, it’s a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only increased awareness for the makers within. And now, the creative team at Behance has selected hundreds of works that take art and design …