Graphic by Steven Heller Online

Graphic
Title : Graphic
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ISBN : 9781580932974
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352

We are constantly surrounded by design—in advertisements, in books and magazines, on the Internet, on television—and each graphic element we see was carefully constructed through a designer’s very personal process. Yet only the finished article is presented. Rarely do we gain insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and ideasWe are constantly surrounded by design—in advertisements, in books and magazines, on the Internet, on television—and each graphic element we see was carefully constructed through a designer’s very personal process. Yet only the finished article is presented. Rarely do we gain insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and ideas behind them. In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’s leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a privileged glimpse into their creative processes. The result is a visual tour de force.Among the many artists featured are Milton Glaser, an icon of American graphic design and creator of the seminal I Love New York logo, who was the first designer to receive the National Medal of Arts, in 2009. Michael Bierut, a partner of Pentagram Design, is known as an advocate of the power and influence of design and co-founded the online journal Design Observer; he has clients ranging from the Walt Disney Company to Princeton and Yale to the New York Jets. Ed Fella, a prolific photographer as well as an iconoclastic typographer and designer, is known for fusing high- and low-culture sources and began mixing, changing, and matching fonts long before it was possible—and popular—with desktop publishing. Bruce Mau is the designer of the seminal S,M,L,XL and now has a client list including MTV, Coca Cola, and Frank Gehry.Samples range from small, discrete typographical explorations to full-fledged illustrations, from a few scrappy scribbles and eccentric handwriting to photographic collages and other offbeat forms of visual inspiration. Concise and informative texts by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico—leading authorities on graphic design—provide invaluable commentary on the artists’ creative development, design philosophies, sketchbooking techniques, and visual influences. The combined effect of such high-level creativity is a treasure trove of design inspiration in a lively, engaging presentation that is a design object in itself.


Graphic Reviews

  • Parka

    (More pictures at parkablogs)You'll never know what's in a sketchbook. That's one of the surprises for opening them. In this thick 352-page paperback, 110 artists and designers are featured. A lot of graphic designers are unfamiliar to me but I do spot a few illustrators like Gary Baseman, James Jean (he seems to be in a lot of sketchbook collections), infographics maestro Nigel Holmes, John Cuneo.The illustrative style is incredibly varied and the drawing subjects random. The work featured rang [...]

  • Jay

    Disclaimer: I won this book from the publisher. I found this book entertaining, but not overly insightful. If you enjoy sketches or early work, this book is for you. I recognized a few artists, most were unknowns to me, and I wasn't really inspired to find out any more about them with one exception: Daniel Palavin's drawings of fountain pens drew me in (pun slightly intended). Definitely wouldn't pay the $60 price printed on the back. 3 Stars = This book is either well-written or deals with issu [...]

  • Ursa

    A real gem. I've been obsessed with looking at personal sketchbooks for inspiration lately and this book helps to quench that thirst a little. It's full of sketches, scribbles, personal notes of many amazing designers and artists. They offer us a peak into each designer/artist's creative process, work philosophy, and some very personal part of themselves. I found it tremendously inspiring and exhilarating. The only unfortunate thing is that most featured artists and designers in this book are Eu [...]

  • Eline

    Een boek met als achterliggend idee een blik te bieden in de schetsboeken van illustratoren, comic book tekenaars, designers, van over de hele wereld. What's not to like? Naast kijken naar de mooie prentjes, de verschillende stijlen en manieren van het (al dan niet) houden van schetsboeken, krijg je ook een beetje inzicht in wat de verschillende designers over hun schetsboeken en hun gewoontes te vertellen hebben. Vreemd genoeg vallen daar een hele hoop wederkerende thema's in te ontdekken.

  • Cara Ellison

    This huge book is so inspiring. Love it.