Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers

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Thames & Hudson, 2010 - Artists' preparatory studies - 351 pages
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In this new book from one of the great authorities on graphic design, some 100 of the worlds leading graphic designers open up their private sketchbooks, giving the reader an unparalleled insight into their creative development, design philosophies and visual influences. Samples range from typographical explorations to fully fledged illustration ideas, from scrappy scribbles and eccentric handwriting to photographic collages. Contributors include such world-recognized names as Stefan Sagmeister, Christoph Niemann, Sara Fanelli, Christoph Abbrederis, Shogo Ota, Art Spiegelman, Uwe Loesch, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Bruce Mau, François Chastanet and Jordi Duró. Graphic is a treasure trove of design inspiration for professionals, students or anyone engaged in the visual industries.

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This book is a material inspiration. I found it on the shelf in Uban Spaces and after 20 enthrawled minutes of my journey into the inspired minds that make up this book, I realised I was supposed to be Christmas shopping... so this is at the Top of my January Purchase list.
I was so frustrated that I didn't have my sketchbook with me and a place to hide away with the book. I'm not sure if other arty types are the same but if you give me a bit of inspiration I go into overdrive. I have experiece in Graphic design but it's not my full time occupation.
For any graphic designer this book would be a source of inspiration and insight. To any artist, beginner or advanced this books will spark creative juices you may not have known you had.
Enjoy. :D

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