Michael Beirut announces his new book: “How to: Use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, and (every once in a while) change the world.”

Michael Beirut announces his new book: “How to: Use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, and (every once in a while) change the world.

"Craft Art in South Africa: Creative Intersections", by Elbé Coetsee, was published by Jonathan Ball.

Elbé Coetsee's new book, "Craft Art in South Africa", is a beautifully illustrated journey through the tactile possibilities of handmade work.

Reading list | Design Indaba

Reading books might be everyday business for a book lover. How do you collect the books in your bookshelf? In the eyes of interior designers, every element could be an opportunity to spark their designing inspirations, so could be… Continue Reading →

Playful and practical: Karim Rashid’s new furniture designs for Italian brand B-Line are multi-functional and lots of fun.

"Snoop" e "Woopy": le due nuove sedute di Karim Rashid per B-line

Paperback bookshelf by Studio Parade: a shelf that displays horizontally makes it much easier to read the spine.

Paperback bookshelf by Studio Parade. Dutch designers Studio Parade have created a modular bookshelf that they describe as an “ode to the book”, as it protects the book while optimising the ability to read the spine.

Designer Y Tsai has conceptualised a new interior for the Belville Children's Library that strikes a balance between space for books and space for reading. This image shows a view of the toddler zone through the circular entrance bookshelves. Image: Y Tsai Design.

Designer Y Tsai has conceptualised a new interior for the Belville Children's Library that strikes a balance between space for books and space for reading.

Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Totem unpacks the cultural playground that is Tokyo

Pegging Board by Kraftisan plus simple wooden crates makes for a great book display.

With Kraftisan's new Pegging Board for a bookshop in Cape Town judging a book by its cover is a little easier.

Initiative's 5 minute book instalments encourage reading in Brazil.

The Leitura de Bolso campaign sends mini-reading instalments to smartphones to get Brazilians excited about reading.

The reading pen in the toddler zone creates a safe space for reading and drawing. Image: Y Tsai Design. From Y Tsai's interior for the Belville Children's Library that strikes a balance between space for books and space for reading.

The reading pen in the toddler zone creates a safe space for reading and drawing. Image: Y Tsai Design. From Y Tsai's interior for the Belville Children's Library that strikes a balance between space for books and space for reading.

Ticket Books

Books double as metro tickets to promote reading in Brazil

The hardcover edition

Two hardcover books in a gold-encrusted slipcase, twenty full-color illustrations, and an unprecedented feat of interactive book design.

Queer Kenyan Narratives from The NEST Collective

Stories of our Lives: Queer Kenyan Narratives Genre: Nonfiction

Saturday Night Live: The Book

Live From Pentagram, It’s Saturday Night Live: The Book!

Reading list | Design Indaba

Turkish designer Mebrure Oral has conceptualised the "TarGetBook Shelf", a design that makes it easy to organise your books according to those that “have been read” and those that “will be read”.

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