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September 22, 2019

This month, to accompany our Forum question "How Do You Craft a Career", we review books on production design careers, written by or about established colleagues. 

BY DESIGN: Interviews with Film...

July 28, 2019

This month features a brilliant subject - Neon! We are joined by Matt Dilling, partner at Lite Brite Neon Studio, who was kind enough to share some of his favorites here. If you ever find yourselves i...

May 26, 2019

This month's subject is postcards: these seemingly mundane, utilitarian images hold more than meets the eye! They are a great resource for production design research and sometimes are the only records...

March 24, 2019

This month features my latest obsession - pattern. In our work, we often design wallpaper and fabrics - where can we get our inspiration from? Here are a few places to start - 

MULTIPLE TITLES - DOVER...

January 20, 2019

This month features the results of a recent weekend in Berlin, where I visited book stores and dug through crates at some book sales events. Here are the uncovered gems, to inspire us all for the new...

November 10, 2018

This month's review highlights genre-bending books that combine photography and text, inspired by the recent re-publication of the "The Sweet Flypaper of Life", with photos by Roy DeCarava's and story...

April 22, 2018

This month's review is inspired by the recent PDC interview with title designer Dan Perri, who graciously shared some of his favorite books on the subject, and led me to delve deeper into the world of...

February 25, 2018

This month's review concentrates on just one artist - David Hockney! Following an inspiring retrospective exhibition in NYC, I delve into the rich and all-encompassing Hockney world, which involves dr...

January 7, 2018

This month's review explores the world of infographics over the past two centuries, as it has expanded to take a major role in the visual world around us. 

FRITZ KAHN - INFOGRAPHICS PIONEER (Tasch...

November 19, 2017

This month's review concentrates on the relationship between cities and cinema. As a departure from our usual image-heavy list, the following books are mostly non-fiction literature, a cross between u...

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