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This week we’re excited to feature titles from Flying Eye Books, Laurence King, Peach Pit Press, PA Press, Kat Ran Press and more. See all the books after the jump.

Graphic Icons  via #grainedit

Graphic Icons  via #grainedit

Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design
By John Clifford / Published by Peachpit Press
240 Pages / 6.9″x9″ / English

In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more.

Available at Amazon, Pearson and your local book shop.

20th Century Type via #grainedit

20th Century Type via #grainedit

Twentieth-Century Type and Beyond (mini edition)
By Lewis Blackwell / Published by Laurence King
216 Pages / 6.8″ x 8.7″ / English

This substantially revised edition of Lewis Blackwell’s classic study provides an up-to-date, decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history and development of typographic design. The book provides an informed and accessible guide to the typography of the twentieth century and the key questions that are shaping contemporary graphic practice.

Available at Amazon, Laurence King and your local book shop

Nigel Peake via #grainedit

Nigel Peake via #grainedit

In the City: Drawings by Nigel Peake
By Nigel Peake / Published by Princeton Architectural Press
144 Pages / 6″ x 8″ / English

For the follow up to In the Wilds, his much-loved illustrated ode to rural life, Nigel Peake swaps the bucolic Irish countryside where he grew up for the bustling sidewalks of the city. Peake’s companion volume, In the City, explores the visual details of a variety of urban metropolises including Shanghai, New York, Antwerp, London, Paris, Oslo, Lausanne, Budapest, Istanbul, and San Francisco.

Available at Amazon, PA Press and your local book shop.

Twisted Fifties via #grainedit

Twisted Fifties via #grainedit

 Twisted Fifties & Fluid Animals 2014 calendars
By Ben the Illustrator
 Size A3 – 297mm x 420mm 

Both calendars are available in Ben’s shop

Aiga Stamps via #grainedit

Aiga Stamps via #grainedit

Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists
By Michael Russem / Published by Kat Ran Press
24 Pages / 9″ x 12″ / English

From the publisher
“Since 1920 the American Institute of Graphic Arts has been awarding its AIGA Medals “to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design.” To date, 155 designers have been awarded Medals; only a handful have designed government-issued postage stamps. This is their story.”

Available at Amazon and Kat Ran Press.

Anthony Burrill Book via #grainedit

I Like it. What is it?
By Anthony Burrill / Published by Laurence King
30 pull-out posters / 64 pages / 11″ x 14″ / English

I Like It. What Is It? is a collection of unique posters featuring catchy typographic slogans by designer Anthony Burrill. Simply pull out the detachable prints and display the bright statements on your wall.

Available at Amazon, Laurence King, and your local book shop.

Bulb Comix via #grainedit

Bulb Comix via #grainedit

2w Box Set Z
Published by Bulb Comix

Features work by Jockum Nordström, Yūichi Yokoyama, Elvis Studio, “Blexbolex” Bernard Granger and Nicholay Baker.

Available at Bulb Comix.

Professor Astro via #grainedit

Professor Astro via #grainedit

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
By Dominic Walliman & Ben Newman / Published by Flying Eye Books
64 Pages / 11.5″ x 11.4″ / English

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time, and many other fascinating subjects that will take you and your children on a journey to the very frontiers of space!

Available at AmazonFlying Eye Books and your local book shop.

Scratch Your Niche

Scratch Your Niche
By Nate Burgos

A booklet by Nate Burgos, of Design Feast, that describes and celebrates passion projects on the Web.

Available at

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Yes! That comic from Bulb is amazing. I have an earlier one from a few years ago. Several tiny comics in a tiny sliding box. Mind blowing, really.