Phaidon Press will celebrate its 100th anniversary in September with a slate of events, exhibitions, original digital content, and sales initiatives.

On September 15, the publisher will release the limited edition book 100 Years of Creativity, featuring contributions from 100 living artists, writers, designers, architects, illustrators, and chefs previously published by Phaidon, including Annie Leibovitz, Lorna Simpson, and Dieter Rams. At the beginning of September, an exhibition of Phaidon books, also titled “100 Years of Creativity,” will present 100 lots spanning award-winning cover designs, bestsellers, limited editions, and more, from the 1930s through the present day.

Phaidon’s fall 2023 list will feature titles from such authors as Thom Browne, Linda Evangelista, Steven Meisel, Rashid Johnson, Helen Moleswoth, Chef Junghyun Park, and Yoko Ono.

Phaidon was founded in Vienna in 1923 by Béla Horovitz, Frederick Ungar, and Ludwig Goldscheider. The press went on to pioneer the large-format illustrated artist monograph and has since published books in collaboration with such creators and brands as Rihanna, Grace Coddington, and Nike. Today, Phaidon has more than 1,500 titles in print and has sold more than 50 million books in 40 languages.

Phaidon has continued to evolve. In 2005, the press entered the culinary category with publication of The Silver Spoon. The press was acquired in 2012 by Leon Black, CEO of the private-equity firm Apollo Global Management, which led to a mini-buying boom of its own. In 2014, Phaidon acquired the art-selling business Artspace and, in 2020, bought the Monacelli Press.

“A century after Phaidon’s formation, one thing hasn’t changed: our belief that books should enlighten, delight, and inspire," said Phaidon CEO Keith Fox in a statement. "We pride ourselves on elevating our books into an art form. We look forward to the next one hundred years.”