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Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books—featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design Steven Heller and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili. Hardcover available this September from PAPress!

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Following up the book Woodcut and our box of Woodcut Notecards, comes Woodcut Notebooks. Artist Bryan Nash Gill (1961–2013) combed the woods surrounding his Connecticut studio to find the fallen trees captured in his striking woodcut prints. Each of the prints featured on these colorful notebooks tells a story of forest life through a gnarled and nuanced pattern of arboreal rings. For these notebooks, the rings are printed at a one-to-one scale with the color derived from Bryan’s original woodblock print. Images courtesy of Terrain.

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Paula Scher MAPS
New York / Paris / London: Three Mini Journals

Developed in collaboration with legendary international design firm Pentagram (designed by Luke Hayman and his team), these three pocket-sized journals are decorated with partner Paula Scher’s obsessively detailed, highly personal city maps. Tuck these lightweight journals in your bag for your next journey, or simply use them to jot notes on the go. More info here.

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Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Map out graphs, notes, schematics, and sketches with this durable cloth-covered journal and workbook. Inspired by vintage laboratory notebooks, Grids & Guides features 144 pages of graph paper (eight grid designs repeating throughout) interspersed with a multitude of scientific charts, tables, and infographics featuring everything from the periodic table to alternative alphabets to Newton’s Laws of Motion.

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A Guide to Archigram 1961–74, by Dennis Crompton, is a compact history showcasing the groups most interesting and influential schemes, from walking cities and plug-in universities to inflatable dwellings and free time nodes. This book, the most comprehensive guide to Archigram’s voluminous output, collects the critical responses of the period, in addition to hundreds of drawings and photographs. Available now from PAPress.