Looking for something super inspiring? Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili  monograph featuring the nearly forty-year career of Louise Fili, from books to restaurants to food packaging and identities, with illuminating case studies. You can buy it here, we just did.

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The Makers Project

The Makers Project was started in 2010 by photographer Jennifer Causey. It’s an amazing photographic journey trough some great Makers’ studio: the Coffee Connoisseurs, the Distillers, the Bakers, the Candy Makers and many more. Check it out.
Brooklyn Makers will be published as a book, to be released in the fall of 2012. Pre-orders are available here.

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A Book of Beards

‘Help a Friend help a cause. 86 stunning beards, 18 written contributions, 1 beautiful book.’
A Book of Beards is a non profit project by Justin James Muir. All proceeds from the first pressing of this book will go to help a Justin’s friend – Mike, the man on the cove, diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 – all additional proceeds go to support the Leukemia and Lympho.
You can help out Mike, and other cancer patients by buying the book here and spreading the word online.

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Noma Bar

Simply superb,  he is the Israeli illustrator Noma Bar. ‘Now based in London he describes his craft as visual communication, combining the skills of artist, illustrator and designer. His two stunning and highly acclaimed books, The Many Faces of Noma Bar and Negative Space have become a must have for design school library’s and tutors.’

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Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?

Kate Bingaman Burt believes that our daily lives are filled with consumption and that everything we buy has its own story to tell. Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? is a selection of her daily purchase drawings. She started drawing something that she had purchased each day on February 5th, 2006 and this book contains three years worth of drawings.  You can follow recent daily drawings on her blog or buy her book here.

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The Adventures of You and I

An amazing one-of-kind book. Customized on demand to each kid, printed individually, and hand-bound. ‘All kids are unique. From their hair style and its color, .. to the clothes and shoes they wear.. They should have a book that is as unique as them. A book with their name on it. A book whose main character is them, with their same hair style and skin color, with glasses or without glasses, and with their favorite color. The Adventures of You and I is that book. Customized on demand to each kid, printed individually, and hand-bound. A labor of love. Because each kid deserves it.’ A product of UnderConsideration, illustrated by Bryony Gomez-Palacio & written by Armin Vit. Inside the post some pics of Zoe’s finished book.

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