Dieter Rams, the product-design mastermind behind four decades of Braun products (and this iconic watch), first published Less, but Better in 1995. Though the book has since gone out of print, the titular phrase has withstood as emblematic of his approach to design. Or better yet, how Rams would say it “Weniger, aber besser”. The classic has now been […]


5 Nov
Taschen collects the Peruvian photographer's life work

Peruvian-born fashion photographer Mario Testino has opened his first solo exhibit, In Your Face, at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The Vogue and Vanity Fair contributor rose to global prominence when handpicked by Princess Diana as her official photographer, and since has captured many of the most inaccessible figures in the world — […]


OK, it’s Friday June 15th so you know what that means — we’re getting our tuxes ready for Jim Mahfood’s  L.A. Ink Stains vol. 1 Prom/Book Release Party over at Titmouse Animation Studios. You know we’re big fans of Mahfood’s L.A. inspired illustrations, and can’t wait to get our hands on his L.A. Ink Stains book, so […]


The world which Jim Mahfood (aka Food One) illustrates with his long-running L.A. Ink Stains comic strip is really unlike any other — a highly personal, humorous black & white adventure following his everyday exploits in Los Angeles. Afternoons spent hunched over a desk drawing cartoons that make the world chuckle are offset by long […]


11 Oct
720-page softcover features hundreds of never-before-seen images

Post-WWII Japan led to a lot of change for the visual makeup of the country. Given a nearly blank slate by the massive devastation the country suffered during the war, a group of architects, artists and designers worked to plan and think of new ways to rebuild the country once again. With a super-creative bureaucracy […]


21 Jun
The discovery of classical modernism in current graphic design

The Modernist is another edition to Gestalten’s collected body of books that “document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary design.” The book is a collection of work in contemporary graphic design and illustration that is heavily influenced by classic modernism, usually created with a limited […]

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