— Independent publisher of small books about photography, typography, graphic design and architecture. Located in New England.
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Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Benjamin Critton / Offers a serious but lighthearted investigation of the representation of modernist architecture in popular film, reflecting on the convention of associating evil characters and events with modern buildings, and also, more generally, on the relation between cinema and architecture. A series of film stills, quotes and accompanying texts point to examples in #DamnedDon’tCry #DiamondsareForever #BladeRunner #BodyDouble #LethalWeapon2 #LAConfidential #TheBigLebowski #Twilight #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #zine #book #film #architecture #modern #BenjaminCritton

Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Benjamin Critton / Offers a serious but lighthearted investigation of the representation of modernist architecture in popular film, reflecting on the convention of associating evil characters and events with modern buildings, and also, more generally, on the relation between cinema and architecture. A series of film stills, quotes and accompanying texts point to examples in #DamnedDon’tCry #DiamondsareForever #BladeRunner #BodyDouble #LethalWeapon2 #LAConfidential #TheBigLebowski #Twilight #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #zine #book #film #architecture #modern #BenjaminCritton

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#bodydouble  #benjamincritton  #thebiglebowski  #bladerunner  #diamondsareforever  #modern  #typography  #zine  #book  #lethalweapon2  #damneddon  #laconfidential  #graphicdesign  #twilight  #film  #architecture 
Tunica 3 / Available at www.draw-down.com / Design Studio Lin / Features Anna Eborn, Anna Sörenson, Barney Bubbles, Cahill Wessel, Charlie Engman, Chen & Kai, Cheyco Leidmann, Colby Poster & Christopher Michlig, Cristina Guadalupe, E.S.P. TV, Evan Robarts, Gavin Russom & Chris Hontos, Kayla Guthrie, Labor Magazine, Larissa Lockshin, La Cote Du Design, Liza St. James, Long Distance Poison, Mathieu Laurent, Megaforce, Memphis Group, Michael Willis, Mike Diana & Heather Benjamin, Nick Von Woert, Roberto Piqueras, Ryan De La Hoz, Sebastian Hoyos, Sigrid Calon, The Office of Culture and Design, The Rodina, Tiger Moody, Wah Wah Records. Guest editor: Karen Schaupeter / ED Varie #graphicdesign #typography #magazine #art #edvarie #MemphisGroup #tunica

Tunica 3 / Available at www.draw-down.com / Design Studio Lin / Features Anna Eborn, Anna Sörenson, Barney Bubbles, Cahill Wessel, Charlie Engman, Chen & Kai, Cheyco Leidmann, Colby Poster & Christopher Michlig, Cristina Guadalupe, E.S.P. TV, Evan Robarts, Gavin Russom & Chris Hontos, Kayla Guthrie, Labor Magazine, Larissa Lockshin, La Cote Du Design, Liza St. James, Long Distance Poison, Mathieu Laurent, Megaforce, Memphis Group, Michael Willis, Mike Diana & Heather Benjamin, Nick Von Woert, Roberto Piqueras, Ryan De La Hoz, Sebastian Hoyos, Sigrid Calon, The Office of Culture and Design, The Rodina, Tiger Moody, Wah Wah Records. Guest editor: Karen Schaupeter / ED Varie #graphicdesign #typography #magazine #art #edvarie #MemphisGroup #tunica

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#edvarie  #memphisgroup  #typography  #magazine  #art  #graphicdesign  #tunica 
Must get a copy of this. Looks great! Designed by Jiminie Ha.  / “Do You Read Me?” marks a new direction for Harvard Design Magazine—one that invites “reading” across disciplinary boundaries, and stakes out an expanded arena for architecture and design dialogue. #design #harvard #graphicdesign #magazine #typography @jiminie

Must get a copy of this. Looks great! Designed by Jiminie Ha. / “Do You Read Me?” marks a new direction for Harvard Design Magazine—one that invites “reading” across disciplinary boundaries, and stakes out an expanded arena for architecture and design dialogue. #design #harvard #graphicdesign #magazine #typography @jiminie

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#graphicdesign  #magazine  #harvard  #design  #typography 
New Modernism(s) / Back in stock at www.draw-down.com / We are living in the digital space, a space which instead of being defined by architecture, is defined by graphic design, the language of the interface. The content of the web is communicated through graphic design, therefore, trends within graphic design are the new barometer for epochal change. If architecture was the indicator of the break down of modernism, then graphic design is the “architecture” of the current period, the fire alarm of postmodernism. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #book #zine #modernism

New Modernism(s) / Back in stock at www.draw-down.com / We are living in the digital space, a space which instead of being defined by architecture, is defined by graphic design, the language of the interface. The content of the web is communicated through graphic design, therefore, trends within graphic design are the new barometer for epochal change. If architecture was the indicator of the break down of modernism, then graphic design is the “architecture” of the current period, the fire alarm of postmodernism. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #book #zine #modernism

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#typography  #modernism  #zine  #book  #architecture  #graphicdesign 
Haunted / Available at www.draw-down.com / Photography by Andy Reaser #film #photograph #hauntedcamera #andyreaser #amandajones @andyreaser #photozine #photobook

Haunted / Available at www.draw-down.com / Photography by Andy Reaser #film #photograph #hauntedcamera #andyreaser #amandajones @andyreaser #photozine #photobook

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#photograph  #amandajones  #photozine  #photobook  #andyreaser  #hauntedcamera  #film 
Archive Specimen / Available at www.draw-down.com / The beautiful Archive Specimen package utilizes the full Archive type family and contains several elements (including a booklet, poster, postcards) that are collated into a package onto a 3mm backing board. It also includes a die-cut measuring device that allows for each point size to be measured. Published by Colophon Foundry. Designed by The Entente. #typography #specimen #graphicdesign #type #modern

Archive Specimen / Available at www.draw-down.com / The beautiful Archive Specimen package utilizes the full Archive type family and contains several elements (including a booklet, poster, postcards) that are collated into a package onto a 3mm backing board. It also includes a die-cut measuring device that allows for each point size to be measured. Published by Colophon Foundry. Designed by The Entente. #typography #specimen #graphicdesign #type #modern

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#modern  #specimen  #graphicdesign  #type  #typography 
Technical Problem / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Sulki and Min / This book documents Technical Problem by Geumhyung Jeong, Chungwoo Lee and Jackson Hong, performed at Arko Arts Theater, Seoul. The book starts from the middle: as a book reversed inside-out, having its ‘cover’ inside, the structure suggests the non-narrative nature of the performance. The pages alternate between the documentation photographs and the text. #graphicdesign #book #art #typography #sulkiandmin

Technical Problem / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Sulki and Min / This book documents Technical Problem by Geumhyung Jeong, Chungwoo Lee and Jackson Hong, performed at Arko Arts Theater, Seoul. The book starts from the middle: as a book reversed inside-out, having its ‘cover’ inside, the structure suggests the non-narrative nature of the performance. The pages alternate between the documentation photographs and the text. #graphicdesign #book #art #typography #sulkiandmin

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#sulkiandmin  #graphicdesign  #art  #book  #typography 
Tomoko Miho / Available at www.draw-down.com / 72 pages / Profiles Japanese-American designer Tomoko Miho. Miho began her award winning career in the early 1960, working for design firms like George Nelson and the Center for Advanced Research in Design until she established her own design firm in New York in 1982. #TomokoMiho #graphicdesign #typography #design #modern #book #spatial #artdirection

Tomoko Miho / Available at www.draw-down.com / 72 pages / Profiles Japanese-American designer Tomoko Miho. Miho began her award winning career in the early 1960, working for design firms like George Nelson and the Center for Advanced Research in Design until she established her own design firm in New York in 1982. #TomokoMiho #graphicdesign #typography #design #modern #book #spatial #artdirection

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#artdirection  #modern  #typography  #tomokomiho  #book  #design  #spatial  #graphicdesign 
the nature of clouds / Available at www.draw-down.com / Collected texts on: obstructed vision, blindness, perception, darkness, speculation, adaptation, and various other excerpted ruminations surrounding said subject matters; presented in parallel with a collection of images depicting certain avant-garde individuals whom, for reasons yet unknown (fashion statement? spiritual experience? an attempt to more intimately connect with their surroundings?), have obstructed their own vision. the nature of clouds presents a wide array of hypotheses intended to examine the motives of and experiences behind obstructing one’s own vision. 236 pages! #graphicdesign  #typography #art #text #imageculture

the nature of clouds / Available at www.draw-down.com / Collected texts on: obstructed vision, blindness, perception, darkness, speculation, adaptation, and various other excerpted ruminations surrounding said subject matters; presented in parallel with a collection of images depicting certain avant-garde individuals whom, for reasons yet unknown (fashion statement? spiritual experience? an attempt to more intimately connect with their surroundings?), have obstructed their own vision. the nature of clouds presents a wide array of hypotheses intended to examine the motives of and experiences behind obstructing one’s own vision. 236 pages! #graphicdesign #typography #art #text #imageculture

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#text  #graphicdesign  #art  #typography  #imageculture 
Templos / Available at www.draw-down.com / Captures architectural oddities in unexpected places. Explores the juxtapositions that occur in the north Mexican town of Tampico as households and businesses replicate Roman and Neoclassic architecture, producing a collection of visual oddities and kitschy imagery at odds with what one might traditionally expect to discover in a Mexican town. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #zine #Tampico #Roman

Templos / Available at www.draw-down.com / Captures architectural oddities in unexpected places. Explores the juxtapositions that occur in the north Mexican town of Tampico as households and businesses replicate Roman and Neoclassic architecture, producing a collection of visual oddities and kitschy imagery at odds with what one might traditionally expect to discover in a Mexican town. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #zine #Tampico #Roman

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#tampico  #typography  #zine  #roman  #architecture  #graphicdesign 
Gratuitous Type (Issue C) / Available at www.draw-down.com / A voyeuristic look into the practices of creatives across a wide array of disciplines. Includes conversations with Bendita Gloria (ES), Fanette Mellier (FR), Hato Press (UK), Hvass&Hannibal (DK), Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (NL), Marine Duroselle (UK), Studio Lin (US), and Studio Newwork (US). Each issue also includes one of a series of three risograph prints created by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. #typography #typeface #graphicdesign #magazine #art #type #color #modern #riso #risograph

Gratuitous Type (Issue C) / Available at www.draw-down.com / A voyeuristic look into the practices of creatives across a wide array of disciplines. Includes conversations with Bendita Gloria (ES), Fanette Mellier (FR), Hato Press (UK), Hvass&Hannibal (DK), Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (NL), Marine Duroselle (UK), Studio Lin (US), and Studio Newwork (US). Each issue also includes one of a series of three risograph prints created by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. #typography #typeface #graphicdesign #magazine #art #type #color #modern #riso #risograph

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#riso  #modern  #art  #risograph  #color  #typeface  #typography  #magazine  #graphicdesign  #type 
Glad to have a copy of the “Commencement” poster and program  #graphicdesign #seenonchapel #typography #color #commencement @nejcprah  (at Yale School of Art)

Glad to have a copy of the “Commencement” poster and program #graphicdesign #seenonchapel #typography #color #commencement @nejcprah (at Yale School of Art)

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#color  #commencement  #graphicdesign  #typography  #seenonchapel 
Brick Pillow / Available at www.draw-down.com / Hard meets soft with this limited edition brick-pattern throw pillow. Designed by Gluekit. Available in red/blue. Printed on 100% combed cotton fabric. Insert made of 100% polyester fiber. Spot clean. 12 x 12 in. #pillow #graphic #pattern #apartment @modern #bold #red #blue #drawdownbooks

Brick Pillow / Available at www.draw-down.com / Hard meets soft with this limited edition brick-pattern throw pillow. Designed by Gluekit. Available in red/blue. Printed on 100% combed cotton fabric. Insert made of 100% polyester fiber. Spot clean. 12 x 12 in. #pillow #graphic #pattern #apartment @modern #bold #red #blue #drawdownbooks

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#blue  #apartment  #bold  #pattern  #drawdownbooks  #graphic  #pillow  #red 
New Modernism(s) / Back in stock at www.draw-down.com / In 1972, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour released a book called Learning From Las Vegas, a manifesto of sorts calling for the glorification or ornamentation and vernacular form in architecture. Perhaps more importantly, this book signaled a cultural change, a change in the architectural space in which the term “postmodernism” was coined. Fast forward to today. Now we are living primarily in the digital space, a space which instead of being defined by architecture, is defined by graphic design, the language of the interface. The content of the web is communicated through graphic design, therefore, trends within graphic design are the new barometer for epochal change. If architecture was the indicator of the break down of modernism, then graphic design is the “architecture” of the current period, the fire alarm of postmodernism. New Modernism(s) is an attempt to trace these changes as they occur in graphic design by comparing the usage of surface and sign systems in current graphic design to their usage in the past century. It is not a comprehensive theory of these changes, but rather a contribution to a dialogue which is already in progress within our discipline. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #book #zine #modernism

New Modernism(s) / Back in stock at www.draw-down.com / In 1972, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour released a book called Learning From Las Vegas, a manifesto of sorts calling for the glorification or ornamentation and vernacular form in architecture. Perhaps more importantly, this book signaled a cultural change, a change in the architectural space in which the term “postmodernism” was coined. Fast forward to today. Now we are living primarily in the digital space, a space which instead of being defined by architecture, is defined by graphic design, the language of the interface. The content of the web is communicated through graphic design, therefore, trends within graphic design are the new barometer for epochal change. If architecture was the indicator of the break down of modernism, then graphic design is the “architecture” of the current period, the fire alarm of postmodernism. New Modernism(s) is an attempt to trace these changes as they occur in graphic design by comparing the usage of surface and sign systems in current graphic design to their usage in the past century. It is not a comprehensive theory of these changes, but rather a contribution to a dialogue which is already in progress within our discipline. #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #book #zine #modernism

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#typography  #modernism  #zine  #book  #architecture  #graphicdesign 
Seen near Chapel, School of Architecture @jessica_svendsen #poster #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #seenonchapel  (at Yale School of Architecture)

Seen near Chapel, School of Architecture @jessica_svendsen #poster #graphicdesign #typography #architecture #seenonchapel (at Yale School of Architecture)

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#poster  #graphicdesign  #seenonchapel  #typography  #architecture