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"It is important to use your hands, this is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator" —Paul Rand
From Paul Rand: Conversations with Students, published by PAPress in 2008. Today marks the 100th Birthday of Mr. Rand!

"It is important to use your hands, this is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator" —Paul Rand

From Paul Rand: Conversations with Students, published by PAPress in 2008. Today marks the 100th Birthday of Mr. Rand!

Malo from 1973-1980 Larry from 1974-1981

From Terminal Bar by Sheldon Nadelman and Stefan Nadelman, available October 2014. Reserve a copy here!

left: Malo from 1973–1981
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right: Larry from 1974–1981
"Larry lived on the Lower East Side. He drank beer."

Last Call for Entries: ‘Pamphlet Architecture 35’
Time is running out to enter the 2014 Pamphlet Architecture competition! The deadline for entries is Friday, August 4th. For more information and submission guidelines please visit pamphletarchitecture.org.

Last Call for Entries: ‘Pamphlet Architecture 35’

Time is running out to enter the 2014 Pamphlet Architecture competition! The deadline for entries is Friday, August 4th. For more information and submission guidelines please visit pamphletarchitecture.org.

At Strand Books in NYC on June 26, 2014, Ellen Lupton and her students from MICA spoke about the book they wrote, Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students, available now from Princeton Architectural Press. 

From Grafica Della Strada by graphic designer Louise Fili.

Available September 2014.

Reserve your copy here!

Three fun and summery designs from Pattern Box, a postcard box curated by the Textile Arts Center, released in 2013 by PAPress.

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, the first children’s librarian at the Troy Public Library, contacted a number of public figures asking them to write about the importance of libraries and about their experiences of reading. This was author E. B. White’s response. More reflections on the significance of libraries can be found in The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson.

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, the first children’s librarian at the Troy Public Library, contacted a number of public figures asking them to write about the importance of libraries and about their experiences of reading. This was author E. B. White’s response. 

More reflections on the significance of libraries can be found in The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson.

Happy 4th of July!

We’re celebrating with a look at Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, published by PAPress in 2013.

Very exciting—our first advances of Abbott Miller's monograph Design and Content have arrived! It will be available online and in stores early September, or reserve your copy here.

Words and lettering by Oz Cooper, from a booklet On Old Style and Modern Types (1927). Taken from baseline magazine, issue 22, 1996.

Words and lettering by Oz Cooper, from a booklet On Old Style and Modern Types (1927). Taken from baseline magazine, issue 22, 1996.

Oculus Book Talk with Michael Bell, Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., Billie Faircloth, Sylvia Lavin, and George Middleton
July 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Center for Architecture
Free for AIA members and students, $10 for non-members

Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering is available now!

Big congratulations to Andrea Cochran—she has been honored with the 2014 Design Medal, presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. Also, a belated congrats for winning the 2014 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2009, Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Andrea Cochran: Landscapes.

Book Talk: Ellen Lupton’s Type on Screen

Strand Books, NYC
June 26, 7:00–8:00pm

Ellen will discuss her new book Type on Screen, the digital-age companion to her bestselling Thinking with Type. Some of her students (and collaborators) from MICA, including Christopher Clark, Javier Lopez, and Young Sun Compton will share their own work!

Join us! Details here.

Book Talk and Signing with John Comazzi
Tuesday, June 24 at 5:30pm
The Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago

In conjunction with the new exhibit Inflected Modernism: The Architecture Photography of Balthazar Korab, John Comazzi will be speaking at the Cliff Dwellers Club. He will sign copies of Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography. This event is free and open to the public.