Taschen | Passion in Print

It all began with a young boy, Benedikt Taschen(above), selling his paintings of vampires on the sidewalks of Germany in 1970. Ten years later, through passion for images, words, photography, film, and support from his family and mentors, Benedikt opened a comic book shop in his native city of Cologne.

Benedikt as a boy, the first Taschen bookstore, their first publication, present day headquarters

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Taschen books. They continue to stick to their credo: don’t underestimate or bore your audience.

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Read past issues of DWELL Magazine on GOOGLE Books


My colleague Richard over at Bensen directed me to a great find. Google has been hard at work databasing as much knowledge as they can get their hands on and one of their projects is GOOGLE Books, a collection of complete books and magazines free for the public to view online.

You can find many publications on here and one great resource is DWELL magazine. They have posted all their issues up to the end of 2008.

View it all here.


Our morning meetings


People who walk by our store on Tuesday mornings may see the entire Inform Staff gathered around chatting. We take this time to discuss new products and whatever is happening in the world of design. Working hard to stay current and educated, above Nancy talks to us about a new Publisher we have in the bookstore.