Books

Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content

Behind-the-scenes with Gorillaz

Humanz, the fifth album from virtual band Gorillaz, is released this week. We talk to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett about their working relationship and the benefits of being a cartoon

Becoming a startup founder – advice from the Crowdsourceress

Alex Daly, known as “The Crowdsourceress” for her success in crowdfunding, just launched a book with the same name. Here, she shares excerpts from the final chapter about becoming a startup founder. Alex also includes helpful tips for entrepreneurs who have just crowdfunded, or are starting a business of their own. Be sure to grab a copy of her book to learn more.

Anthony Burrill Make It Now!

Advice on art and life from Anthony Burrill

Make It Now!, the new book from artist and designer Anthony Burrill, is both a memoir and a guide for how to make it as a designer while also living your life. We talk to him about 20 years in the business, Instagram and the importance of honesty.

Charm, Belligerence and Perversity: The incomplete works of GBH

GBH’s self-penned monograph promises a deep dive into the branding and design studio’s psyche. But while the book is good on the ‘how’ it works for its clients, it has less to say on the ‘why’ or even the ‘should we really be doing this?’ of modern design practice

Rye Bookshop Waterstones

Waterstones: the devil in disguise?

The discovery that Waterstones has opened three shops that are designed to look like independents has caused surprise. We examine what the move says about the brand’s self-image.