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(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
This huge book is so inspiring. Love it.