Books

Offscreen Magazine (Giveaway)

Offscreen magazine is a quarterly publication focused primarily on the people behind the pixels. It’s mostly comprised of interviews, profiles, a-day-in-the-life-ofs, original essays, and more. And we’re giving away a copy of issue number 7 later this week.

The Sketchnote Workbook (Giveaway)

At the end of the week we’ll be giving away a copy of The Sketchnote Workbook to someone on our newsletter list. The Sketchnote Workbook is extremely impressive and its relevance extends far beyond the art and practice of sketchnoting itself.

Lagom Magazine

‘Lagom’ is a brand-new lifestyle magazine co-founded by Elliot Jay Stocks and Samantha Stocks. “Lagom” is a Swedish word meaning “balance”—such as that between work and play—and the magazine is all about people making a living out of their passions. A fitting name indeed.

‘Iconic’ by Jonathan Zufi

‘Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation’ is a great coffee table book that celebrates Apple’s rich product history and design language with over 650 gorgeous photos taken by Australian photographer Jonathan Zufi.

‘The Manual, Everywhere’ on Kickstarter

If you keep up with the web design world at all, you probably already know about The Manual, a design journal started by XOXO Fest cofounder Andy McMillan and with contributions from world-class designers like Frank Chimero and Ethan Marcotte. Each printed edition—of which there are three thus far—contains stories about what it means to design for the web and the people…

Field Notes — ‘Unexposed’ Edition

‘Unexposed’, the newest edition to the Field Notes COLORS lineup, is…well, a mystery. And that’s by design. Every pack contains three randomly-selected-but-unique 5.5″ x 3.5″ memo books in an opaque black sleeve, each with 48 pages of reticle graph paper. As for the covers? No one knows yet. All we know is there are six of them, meaning there are twenty possible…

Wooden Record Dividers by Kate Koeppel Design

If you’re the kind of person who listens to vinyl records and also digs good typography, you’ll love using these beautiful, laser-cut wooden dividers to keep your albums organized. They also work nicely for books and other physical media. There are a variety of collections to choose from, ranging from $100 to $410 depending on size, orientation (vertical or horizontal), and typeface…

2015 Hobonichi Planner Book

Heads up, lovers of fine paper products: the 2015 Hobonichi Planner Book is now available for pre-order. For those unfamiliar with it, the Hobonichi is a beautiful planner—known as a techo in Japanese—that goes beyond schedule-planning by also acting as a journal, notebook, sketch(note)book, scribble pad, and generally a place to capture thoughts and moments. Originally made in Japan, the Hobonichi has…

‘Motion Design for iOS’ by Mike Rundle

Motion Design for iOS is a new ebook by Mike Rundle that’s all about animation design and development for iOS apps. It covers the history, principles, and physics of great animation and motion, with lots of examples and full-project code walkthroughs that break everything down in an easy-to-grasp way. In other words, this book will teach you how to make immersive, awesome-looking…

‘Raw Materials: Collected Essays’ by Matt Gemmell

Matt Gemmell has long been a favorite writer of mine on the web. He writes about a number of things: software development, productivity, technology, etc—but his deeply personal essays are always the most captivating to me. He has collected a number of these essays into a Kindle ebook called Raw Materials. In it, Mr. Gemmell introspects about various aspects of his life’s…

‘It Will Be Exhilarating’ by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt

Speaking of Studio Neat, did you know they wrote and published an ebook about indie entrepreneurship a while back? It Will Be Exhilarating is all about the ins and outs of starting and running a small business in a Kickstarter-fueled world. Dan and Tom give details about manufacturing hardware products, launching a Kickstarter project, and they give a few marketing tips along…

‘The Sketchnote Workbook’ is Here

Mike Rohde’s new book, The Sketchnote Workbook, has officially launched. This is the follow-up to his popular introductory book, The Sketchnote Handbook. In the original book, Mike taught us how to use sketchnotes to visually capture ideas and remember key bits of information. In The Sketchnote Workbook he expands on those concepts, showing how to adapt your sketchnote skills to all sorts…

Hard Graft Notebook

Hard Graft’s new Notebook keeps things simple and beautiful: Cover made from Austrian wool Endleaves made from structured grey paper with logo print 160 plain off-white pages, edged in grey. Grey fabric bookmark Black elastic fabric rubber band Inner pocket in back Dimensions: 5.5” x 8.27” x 0.6″ $65 at Hard Graft. Pairs nicely with their leather trip case, which holds necessary…

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