Andrew Zuckerman, photographer and copyright proponent, just released a book titled Bird. The book is comprised of extraordinary, high-resolution photographs that capture birds on white backgrounds. There are also a series of films that accompany the book. You can watch previews on the Bird web site or Vimeo.
Ben Barry, design extraordinaire for Facebook, has an excellent library, which he has graciously placed online. Composed of more than 721 books, magazines, and ephemera, the library is a great look into the inspiration of one designer. Barry has even crafted a stamp, in his signature style, which guards his property against well-intentioned borrowing that turns into ownership.
Are you satisfied by design books that only include one book between the covers, or would you prefer a design book that delivers 100 books between just two covers? What if those books were design classics without which you couldn’t live? Well, that’s basically the pitch for Bibliographic, a new book by Jason Godfrey, published by Laurence King. Bibliographic is a compilation of “the best” design books from the last 100 years. The book even includes shots from manuals by László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Müller-Brockmann. I checked it out at a local store and was impressed by the material. In some cases, you simply can’t find the books that are included in Bibliographic
Listen to Angus Hyland of Pentagram Design talk about the book, if you need an expert, second opinion.