Books

Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content

The Rise of the Memoir-ograph

With publishers turning away from the traditional monograph, a new form of self-written design book – part showcase, part ‘studio portrait’ – has emerged. Hannah Ellis wonders what their lasting value will be

Chris Steele-Perkins

Magnum Photos at 70

As Magnum Photos turns 70, we talk to Anne Bourgeois-Vignon, global digital director at the agency, about how it has adapted to survive in the digital age, and why it now aims to be a thought leader for photographers and fans alike

Unnatural history: the new creatures in our oceans

Photographer Mandy Barker’s new book features images of “recent and unique species” found in the waters around Cork in Ireland. Yet far from a celebratory project, the discovery of these miniature creatures is indicative of a wider environmental crisis

We Are Brazil – capturing the DNA of a global nation

Marcus Lyon’s multimedia project, Somos Brasil, documents over 100 Brazilians through photography, recorded sound and DNA sampling. The result is a detailed study of the ancestry of a truly global nation – and a D&AD award-winning piece of work

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.