About Artisan Books

Artisan publishes illustrated books to inspire and instruct, produced with great intention and quality. Artisan was founded by Peter Workman in 1994 with the idea that many subjects can be best expressed visually, and today Artisan is obsessed with applying that visual lens—whether through photography, illustration, or graphic design—to strong and meaningful editorial content. 

Artisan’s first significant bestseller was The French Laundry Cookbook, by Thomas Keller, and recent New York Times bestsellers include Do Unto Animals, by Tracey Stewart, The Dogist, by Elias Weiss Friedman, The Kinfolk Home, and many more. Artisan specializes in cooking, design, crafts and hobbies, and expanding the boundaries of general nonfiction. It seeks authors who are thought leaders and tastemakers, working hand in hand with them to capture their voice, hone their message, and bring their unique ideas and insights to a wide group of readers. The physical book is Artisan’s great passion: finding the form, conceiving the package, digging deep into the details, until this concerted effort results in an object that is a singular pleasure to hold, to use, to read, and to give.

The Cool Factor

A photo-heavy style guide packed with actionable, easy-to-implement tips from a fashion guru.

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