The Final Monograph from the Internationally Renowned GraphicDesigner; Follow up to Beware Wet Paint and The Art of Looking Sideways.Phaidon Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new monographfilled with Mr. Fletcher's most recent creative work, PICTURING ANDPOETING.The book is an eye-catching and mind-teasing collection of visualgames, doodles, graphic objects, drawings, typographic collage andquotations. Filled with almost 300 color images, is a wonderful, witty takeon how to think visually and will be a source of inspiration for designersor anybody who works the arts or advertising. PICTURING AND POETING is a testament to Fletcher's remarkable talent and areflection of the intelligence and visionary creativity for which he was soacclaimed. The book presents a wealth of material from his notebooks andtravel diaries about people and places, the contextual patterns of wordsand letters, and the charming and infuriating idiosyncrasies of the way inwhich we communicate with the world around us.Throughout this personal collection of work, Fletcher's sketches andquotations demonstrate how images can often communicate a point moreclearly than text.A self-proclaimed "doodler," Fletcher offers anentertaining exploration of the potential that words have to becomepictures, and that drawings have to convey meanings. This book will appealto anyone who enjoys visual mind-teasers and clever stories. Alan Fletcher belonged to that elite international group of designers whotranscended the conventional boundaries of their craft.He is wasconsultant Creative Director to Phaidon Press and the author of Beware WetPaint (1996) and The Art of Looking Sideways (2001) The Design Museum ofLondon will be hosting the exhibition "Alan Fletcher: Fifty years ofgraphic work (and play)" through February 2007. PICTURING AND POETING is a tribute to the storied 50-year career of one ofthe world's great creative thinkers.As Emily King states so eloquently inthe book's introduction, "Although much of this book seems to be the workof an instant, it is, of course, the product of a lifetime."
Author: Pat Francis
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release Date: 2009
Art and design students today face a wide range of writing tasks - from reflective and self-promotional pieces to reviews, essays and dissertations. This book is an answer to art and design students and staff, disheartened by negative past experiences, who say that they loathe writing, and encourages different approaches to writing - integrating it into studio practice, and promoting the notion of 'warm up' preparations. This very practical volume, written for tutors and students, nurtures writing's creative role in the process of art and design. It uses short exercises and creative writing tec.
Author: Alice Rawsthorn
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Hello World is Alice Rawsthorn's definitive guide to design and modern life Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. When deployed wisely, it can being us pleasure, choice, strength, decency and much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be wasteful, confusing, humiliating, even dangerous. None of us can avoid being affected by design, whether or not we wish to. It is so ubiquitous that it determines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing. Hello World explores design's influence on our lives. Written by the renowned design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designed by the award-winning book designer Irma Boom, it describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists and designers have used design to different ends throughout history: from the macabre symbol invented by 18th century pirates to terrorise their victims into surrender, to one woman's quest for the best possible prosthetic legs and the evolution of the World Cup ball. At a time when we face colossal changes, unprecedented in their speed, scale and intensity - from the deepening environmental crisis, to giant leaps in science and technology - Hello World explains how design can help us to make sense of them andto turn them to our advantage. 'Hello World is a new book by Alice Rawsthorn, the one and only, the best design critic in the entire world. She keeps the banner of design flying high. Irma Boom designed it, and Irma is simply the best book designer alive' Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York Praise for Alice Rawsthorn's Yves Saint Laurent 'As gripping as a thriller, packed with plot, character and atmosphere' The Times 'Rawsthorn's excellent biography isn't merely a story about clothes, but of crises, comebacks and drug clinics, and as a document of the time it is compulsive' Evening Standard 'The best book I have ever read about the mesmerising cruelty of fashion' The Spectator 'Intelligent and pragmatic... this is a page-turner of a book' New Statesman 'What a story! A skilful interweaving of the artistic, business and emotional life of a great couture house' Mail on Sunday Alice Rawsthorn is the design critic of the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. Her weekly Design column is syndicated worldwide. A trustee of Arts Council England and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, she is chair of trustees at the Chisenhale Gallery and the author of an acclaimed biography of Yves Saint Laurent.
Graphic Design, Referenced is a visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design. With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, it provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters: “principles” defines the basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design; “knowledge” explores the most influential sources through which we learn about graphic design; “representatives” gathers the most prominent designers who have steered the course of graphic design in one way or another; and “practice” highlights some of the most iconic work produced that serve as examples of best practices and illustrate its potential lasting legacy.
Graphic Design, Referenced is a visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design. With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, it provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters: “principles" defines the very basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design to establish the language, terms, and concepts that govern what we do and how we do it, covering layout, typography, and printing terms; “knowledge" explores the most influential sources through which we learn about graphic design from the educational institutions we attend to the magazines and books we read; “representatives" gathers the designers who over the years have proven the most prominent or have steered the course of graphic design in one way or another; and “practice" highlights some of the most iconic work produced that not only serve as examples of best practices, but also illustrate its potential lasting legacy. Graphic Design, Referenced serves as a comprehensive source of information and inspiration by documenting and chronicling the scope of contemporary graphic design, stemming from the middle of the twentieth century to today.