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Last Copies! Pure Shores by Jaakko Pallasvuo / Available at www.draw-down.com / A poisonous teen-lit sensation drifts through a New Year's Eve party on the brink of 2028. A chance encounter at the party leads to a multi-year road trip through fantasies fears and disappointments. D is for Desire. Paradise has its price. This comic exists to document looking into the mirror on ones thirtieth birthday knowing that to break the mirror in a fit of rage will not do anything close to inventing…

Trianon Typeface Specimen / Available at www.draw-down.com / The Trianon typeface designed by Loïc Sander is an exploration based on sources from Firmin Didot's later work as well as other type from the late 19th and early 20th centuries based on the Rational or pointed pen form model. Includes The Didot Style: a survey of the career of Firmin Didot an essay by historian Sébastien Morlighem about the achievements of French type founder and printer Firmin Didot (1764-1836). Morlighem analyzes…

Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design / Available at www.draw-down.com / Graphic Design is Homogenizing Conservative Forced Manipulative Too Easy Too Hard Dependent Anecdotal Unrealized Misplaced Idealism Crowded Too Quick Alienating Unhealthy Etc. Finding ways around or opposed to these aspects could serve as a guideline for a desired set of principles for practice. Based on a presentation composed during a workshop led by Paul Elliman at Yale University School of Art. Written and designed by…

Against Competition / Available at www.draw-down.com / Marc Fischer wrote "Against Competition" in 2006. The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. Fischer's has been a popular text used in…

Visit Draw Down today at the New England Art Book Fair in Portland Maine! Featuring "Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design | Graphic Design is Homogenizing Conservative Forced Manipulative Too Easy Too Hard Dependent Anecdotal Unrealized Misplaced Idealism Crowded Too Quick Alienating Unhealthy Etc. Finding ways around or opposed to these aspects could serve as a guideline for a desired set of principles for practice. Based on a presentation composed during a workshop led by Paul Elliman at Yale…

New Title on CP: 'QWERTY' by Sigrid Calon is now available through Counter-Print.co.uk. Includes every key of your keyboard on a page made with her own typeface. #counterprintbooks #sigridcalon #typography

Back in Stock! Graphic Interviews for Graphic Artists Volume Three / Available at www.draw-down.com / Graphic designers and illustrators answer six questions without using words.Volume 3 includes responses from Alexander Shoukas Ana Simões Angela Ferreira (aka Kruella D'Enfer) Ariel Roman & Yego Moravia Ben Clark Ben Tousley Bernharda Xilko Daniel Zender DR.ME Elana Schlenker Erik Brandt Francisco Galárraga Garrett DeRossett Jaci Kessler Lubliner Jillian Adel John Lisle Julian Glander Kurt…

Graphic Stamps: The Miniature Beauty of Postage Stamps / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described I think as the silent ambassadors on national taste. WB Yeats. Postage stamps are the forgotten gems of graphic design. This is odd when the high levels of aesthetic and technical qualities required to produce graphics for a tiny scrap of paper with perforated edges are considered. In this volume the first in Unit Edition's Archive…

Back in Stock! A Book from deValence / Available at www.draw-down.com / The first publication about the work of the French graphic design studio deValence this book examines their most recent works since 2012 as well as their long-term collaborations with artists such as Raphaël Zarka Saâdane Afif Mathieu Abonnenc and Pierre Huyghe. Led today by Alexandre Dimos and Ghislain Triboulet the studios work is notable in its intention to seemingly disappear in a process where form logically follows…