Designers Don't Have Influences

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Allworth Press, May 24, 2011 - Design - 192 pages
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Feeling uninspired? If you're a creative professional--or just someone who'd like to be more creative in your work and daily life--look no further than Designers Don't Have Influences. Creative director, writer, advocate, and design cheerleader Austin Howe's elegant, incisive, and amusing essays are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. Howe chronicles the lives, philosophies, and work processes of leaders in disparate fields from art to spirituality and even ice hockey, many of whom have never before been profiled in print. Howe explores the creative process and conceptualization, delving into what to do when creativity is lacking. Graphic designers, industrial designers, architects, artists, advertising people, businesspeople, students, and anyone seeking inspiration will appreciate this much-anticipated sequel to Designers Don't Read, returning to it again and again for sparks of on-demand inspiration and innovation.

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Review: Designers Don't Read

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There are some nice gems and questions in here. But probably, most of this stuff is best for people who work in agencies or advertising. It's difficult when the definition of design is so broad. Read full review

Review: Designers Don't Read

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Very interesting design commentary—helps to rethink the role of designers through historical, humorous, and personal anecdotes. The dialogue about the role designers play in advertising firms and ... Read full review

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