Design Stories

How Yuri Gagarin inspired Soviet design

56 years ago today the Cosmonaut became the first man in space and launched a new era of Soviet design How Yuri Gagarin inspired Soviet design

Come and visit Phaidon and Moroso in Milan

The Italian furniture company is showing a number of our books at their showroom at Fuori Salone, Milan Come and visit Phaidon and Moroso in Milan

It's the Peace symbol's Birthday

How the peace sign, unveiled at a CND march on 4 April 1958, used an old symbol to express a modern message It's the Peace symbol's Birthday

Plant wins American Horticultural Society Book Award!

Plant is 'an art exhibit in book form' says one of the judges - and who are we to disagree? Plant wins American Horticultural Society Book Award!

Paul Cocksedge excavates studio to make furniture

Brick and concrete flooring from his old studio form his new Excavation: Evicted collection Paul Cocksedge excavates studio to make furniture

On World Book Day Hug This Book!

Barney Saltzberg and Fred Benaglia have the perfect book for budding bibliophiles On World Book Day Hug This Book!

Creative Dissent in the Age of Trump

Find out why Visual Impact author Liz McQuiston says we're entering 'a golden age of creative protest' Creative Dissent in the Age of Trump

Michael Bierut on reworking George Nelson

The Pentagram partner opens up on his new version of the 1977 design bible How to See Michael Bierut on reworking George Nelson

Peter Saville reworks Calvin Klein

Designer joins Warhol, Sterling Ruby and Richard Prince to give brand a slick new look Peter Saville reworks Calvin Klein

George Nelson on survival (using baseball as a guide)

There's a big reason why sports and other goods look the way they do argued the designer - and it's not aesthetic George Nelson on survival (using baseball as a guide)

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