Three Design Books That Winifred Grace Can’t Stop Flipping Through
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Winifred Grace’s design-book collection is worth a mill. “I see something different every time I look at them,” says the Chicago jewelry genius. Take a look at the trifecta she reaches for over and over again.
Joseph Cornell / Marcel Duchamp…In Resonance
“This book chronicles the relationship between artists Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell and celebrates their fascination with the connection between art and the found object. This book makes me want to crawl in to the pages and explore all the wonderful handwritten notes, torn newspaper scraps, old photographs, and paper packaging. The beautiful part about it is that it gives these potential pieces of trash lives of their own. It glorifies them, giving them a story and importance. It’s like going through your grandparents’ drawers filled with memories and nostalgia and realizing they had lives before you.”
Printed Matter / Drukwerk
“I bought this Karel Martens book while I was a graphic-design student, and it made my heart sing upon first glance. Rich with color, there is a cadence to these juicy works and how they are displayed—the chaotic business of images layered on top of one another, jammed into one small space, or the quiet respite of a clean page with a just a few examples of work. It was an awakening for me to see information displayed in such an emotive, robust way.”