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Paula Scher: Works

‘Paula Scher is the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet’ Ellen Lupton, Abstract: The Art of Design, Netflix

Update: We are excited to announce our latest edition, Paula Scher: Works (concise edition) [Unit 37], available for pre-order now.

This definitive, chronological visual record spans Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director with CBS and Atlantic records; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram.

The monograph is also a visual record of contemporary New York’s urban fabric, indelibly transformed by the designer’s innovative approach to environmental graphics and identity design: from MoMA to Charter Schools; from the High Line to Shake Shack. 

Her logos for global corporations and cultural institutions have cemented her reputation as a giant of identity design.

A large section is devoted to the designer’s socially and politically-motivated posters, New York Times Op-Ed illustrations and campaign work. 

The book also provides the most up-to-date look at Paula’s idiosyncratic hand-painted maps, an unusually prolific artistic practice complementing her still-growing graphic legacy.  

In a long interview, Paula’s frank and open words lay bare the reality of design culture in the USA. The 520-page book is designed by Spin, under the creative direction of Tony Brook.

Paula, the ‘accidental postmodernist,’ has come to be seen as an emblem of American design: a ‘master conjurer of the instantly familiar.’ (

Available for pre-order now.

Paula Scher: Works (concise edition, 326pp) £55

Sold out editions

Paula Scher: Works (Softback edition, 520pp) £65
Paula Scher: Works (Hardback edition, 520pp) £85
Paula Scher: Works (Special boxed edition, 520pp) £250