Books published by Harper Design


Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

Harper Design | May 14, 2019 | 208 pages
Whether it’s Cecil Beaton’s flamboyant, classically tailored suits, Frida Kahlo’s love of bright color, or Cindy Sherman’s penchant for minimalism, an artist’s attire often reflects the creative and spiritual essence of his or her work. In Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore,... More Info


Harper Design | May 7, 2019 | 288 pages
The simple, easy to understand Norwegian method for bringing nature into your home and office to help your health and mood. For millions of years, humans developed in natural environments, in close contact with sunlight, vegetation, water, and air. While we are biologically and physiologically... More Info

A Dog a Day

Harper Design | April 2, 2019 | 240 pages
A lovingly curated collection of 365 charming portraits of our favorite four-legged companions, with anecdotes celebrating dogs’ endearing and irresistible quirks, based on Sally Muir’s popular “Dog a Day” Facebook page. Sally Muir’s debuted her “Dog a Day” project on Facebook in... More Info

Sara Berman's Closet

Harper Design | October 30, 2018 | 128 pages
Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, writer, and founder of Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating family memoir, a creative blend of narrative and striking visuals that is a paean... More Info

Secret Garden, The (Illustrated with Interactive Elements)

Harper Design | June 26, 2018 | 384 pages
The classic English children’s novel of three young friends and one special garden, stunningly reimagined in a deluxe full-color edition, illustrated with beautiful artwork and unique interactive features created by the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film... More Info

Galaxy Girls

Harper Design | June 5, 2018 | 144 pages
Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and... More Info

Abridged Classics

Harper Design | June 5, 2018 | 160 pages
A collection of irreverent summations of more than 100 well-known works of literature, from Anna Karenina to Wuthering Heights, cleverly described in the fewest words possible and accompanied with funny color illustrations. Abridged Classics: Brief Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read but... More Info

The Mermaid Handbook

Harper Design | May 15, 2018 | 240 pages
Answer the enchanting siren call of the mermaid with this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and intricately designed one-of-a-kind lifestyle compendium from the editor in chief of Faerie Magazine and author of The Faerie Handbook and globally published novel Mermaid, packed with lore, legends,... More Info


Harper Design | November 7, 2017 | 96 pages
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Trianimals: Color Me Dog

Harper Design | August 2, 2016 | 96 pages
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Golden Girls Forever

Harper Design | April 5, 2016 | 368 pages
The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof... More Info

The Jungle Book

Harper Design | March 1, 2016 | 256 pages
Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of fables gets reimagined in this deluxe four-color collectible volume, featuring stunning new artwork and nine interactive elements crafted by MinaLima Design, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the... More Info

Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps

Harper Design | December 1, 2015 | 128 pages
A remarkable, fascinating and beautiful visual guide to the world as you have never seen it. Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps is a wonderfully weird collection of meticulous and striking cartographic creations, such as the infamous Map of Stereotypes. Based on a Westerner’s stereotypical... More Info

Fairies in Wonderland 20 Postcards

Harper Design | March 8, 2016 | 24 pages
Color fairies in flight . . . Both by day and by night. Fairies in Wonderland, by celebrated illustrator Marcos Chin, is an interactive coloring adventure for fairy lovers of all ages. Divided into five legs of a journey—through beautiful gardens in the heat of day, the woods at night, and even... More Info

Make Garbage Great

Harper Design | July 7, 2015 | 224 pages
Help Keep Our Planet Green From TerraCycle, a world leader in the upcycling and recycling movement, Make Garbage Great is the household primer on going and staying green. With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, and more than 100 tips and creative do-it-yourself upcycling projects, this... More Info

What's Your Story?

Harper Design | May 26, 2015 | 240 pages
Everyone has a story to share. What's yours? In 2009, Brandon Doman, who has always been curious about the people with whom we share our world, sat at a local coffeehouse and decided to ask passersby a simple question: "What's your story?" Providing only paper and pens, Doman created an exploratory... More Info

Peter Pan

Harper Design | June 2, 2015 | 256 pages
Let your imagination take flight as you journey with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Darling children to the magical island of Neverland in this beautiful new unabridged gift edition of J.M. Barrie's classic story. All-new original illustrations and ten exclusive interactive elements from the... More Info

The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

Harper Design | May 5, 2015 | 272 pages
A visually captivating, novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica—an engaging true story told through anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes, recipes, and archival and contemporary photography. “The first thing that comes to mind... More Info

Shake Puppies

Harper Design | October 28, 2014 | 144 pages
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake features more than 130 photographs of adorable puppies. This brilliant, brightly colored collection truly captures the squishy cuteness of a puppy—its tousled fur, floppy ears, and endearing expression—in the moment when our tiny,... More Info

Knowledge Is Beautiful

Harper Design | October 14, 2014 | 256 pages
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The Night Before Christmas in Crochet

Harper Design | September 2, 2014 | 80 pages
Capture the magic of Christmas with darling amigurumi These adorable crocheted characters and their miniature accessories tell the heartwarming classic story of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Easy-to-follow instructions will teach you to make a jolly Santa and his eight reindeer, stockings to... More Info

Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks

Harper Design | July 15, 2014 | 192 pages
In a scene at the beginning of the First Doctor adventure "The Chase" (1965) The Doctor and his companions watch Shakespeare in conversation with Elizabeth 1. In the classic adventure "City of Death" (1979), the Fourth Doctor claims to have helped Shakespeare write Hamlet. What is truly astounding... More Info

Everybody Dies

Harper Design | May 27, 2014 | 48 pages
A children's book for grown-ups, Everybody Dies is a parody in the vein of the classic Japanese children's book Everyone Poops that addresses the issue of mortality; the result is a work that straddles the line between flat-out morbid and darkly humorous from YouTube personality, Ken Tanaka.... More Info

The Art of Neil Gaiman

Harper Design | May 20, 2014 | 320 pages
With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, the author gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers. 50,000 first printing.  More Info


Harper Design | March 11, 2014 | 192 pages
Learn to read and write Chinese with Chineasy—a groundbreaking approach that transforms key Chinese characters into pictograms for easy recall and comprehension. Chinese is one of the oldest written languages, and one of the most difficult to master, especially for Westerners. With Chineasy,... More Info


Harper Design | April 1, 2014 | 400 pages
Hummingbirds by Michael Fogden has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

Doctor Who: The Vault

Harper Design | October 29, 2013 | 320 pages
Named in Guinness World Records as the longest running science fiction TV series in the world, the BBC-produced television program, Doctor Who, will celebrate its fiftieth year in 2013. Since its conception in 1963, the show has become a major part of British pop culture and has continued to garner... More Info

The World Is Round

Harper Design | October 29, 2013 | 128 pages
Rose wonders who she is, asking herself if she would still be Rose if her name were not Rose, and goes on a journey in search of herself.  More Info

Soul Train

Harper Design | October 22, 2013 | 288 pages
An illustrated, vibrant book commemorating the legacy of America’s longest running syndicated television program, Soul Train: Peace, Love, and Soul includes a wealth of historical photography and celebrity commentary that will give fans an in-depth look at the cultural phenomenon that launched... More Info


Harper Design | April 17, 2012 | 176 pages
Meet Mamika: the world’s coolest and most daring nonagenarian! To raise his ninety-three-year-old grandmother’s spirits, photographer Sacha Goldberger engaged her as his creative collaborator, model, and muse. Countless costumes, geriatric gaffes, unbelievable stunts, and hilarious photo shoots... More Info

Visual Miscellaneum: The Bestselling Classic, Revised and Updated

Harper Design | October 23, 2012 | 256 pages
The bestselling classic has been revised and updated! A colorful guide to the world's most consequential trivia, The Visual Miscellaneum now includes 18 all new graphs and 23 updated ones. It is a reference book like no other helping us make sense of our world by putting the data we are bombarded... More Info