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Educating Penguins

Penguin Education book cover design

These cover designs for Penguin Education are great.

What would you do?

Vintage vending machine coin slot

Imagine you own my three blogs.

Damn Good

Damn Good

Damn Good highlights the favourite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects.

Designing book covers

Oliver Sacks book cover design

A quick bit of book cover inspiration.

Info for contributors

Work for Money, Design for Love

I’m looking for specific stories about an instance when…

Champions of Design

Old Penguin logo

The company’s cheap but well-made, well-designed books found a new audience of working and middle-class readers that few believed existed. The future really was orange.

Design by Nature

Design by Nature, Maggie Macnab

The book takes an in-depth look at relationships between nature, design, economics, geometry, and art. Well-worth a read for designers and creatives of all types.

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

“…before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era.”

Brand Thinking

Brand Thinking

Debbie Millman’s new book Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits is an engaging collection of dialogues between Debbie and different leaders in the field.

Identify

Identify by Chermayeff & Geismar

Identity design is not about what one likes or dislikes. It’s about what works.

Just My Type

Just My Type

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts is a light-hearted collection of stories aimed at non-designers.

You are the map maker

Your best idea

What’s the formula for blog posts that will get the greatest number of retweets? Which new product or service will make you the most money? Do you know?

Stationery Design Now!

Stationery Design Now!

If you’re in search of a little stationery design inspiration, Stationery Design Now! is worth a look.

Arwey notebooks

Arwey notebook

Any of the notebooks from Arwey would make a great designer gift. The mailman delivered these two.

Aesop on hiring a professional

Aesop the Greek

Cutting small costs can cause great wounds.

Symbol, by Angus Hyland & Steven Bateman

Symbol book

Symbol is a new book by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman, published by Laurence King.

Eight languages

the process of design

My book’s available in the following translations.

Designing Brand Identity

Designing Brand Identity

Ever since my book was published, Alina’s has been a mainstay alongside it.

Pairing typefaces in book design

Typeface characteristics

Choosing typefaces is one of the two most important choices you make when designing a book.

One year published, and thoughts on a second book

number one

It’s been around a year since my book became available.

Be brilliant at the basics

three shipping containers in a dock

Don’t try to accommodate every customer.

Typotheque pocket calendar and sketchbook

Typotheque pocket calendar and sketchbook

The limited edition Typotheque pocket calendar combines a diary and a sketchbook in one.

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto

Win Without Pitching Manifesto

Lots of solid advice to use when dealing with clients.

When small is good

acorns

As businesses get larger, it’s easier to hide bad people in them. This is because there are so many things going on, alongside numerous coworkers who can shield one’s dismal performance.

Lost in translation

Poland flag

I wasn’t 100% sure about it when my publisher’s sales experts made the suggestion — I didn’t want to oversell the content — but a good case was made, and I happily took their advice.

Dayfold’s Little Black Book

Dayfold Print Little Black Book

Dayfold’s Little Black Book is a useful print guide for designers and print buyers.

How to win friends and influence people

How to Win Friends and Influence People

“In his exuberant, conversational style, internationally bestselling author Dale Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques for how to get out of a mental rut and make your life more rewarding.”

Figuring out the Amazon Sales Rank

Amazon.com logo

I’m keen to know how book sales are going, so it makes sense to check the stats provided by the world’s largest bookseller, Amazon. The retailer displays what’s known as the Amazon Sales Rank.

Studio Culture

Studio Culture book cover

A brief look inside Studio Culture: The secret life of the graphic design studio.

Behind the scenes: writing a design book

Logo Design Love book

Here are some of my experiences along the way.