- 220 illustrations
- 256 pages
- 9.75 x 6.75 in
- ISBN 9781856698986
- Published February 2013
This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design.
The book looks at the process a designer goes through in finding their 'voice'. Topics addressed include how ideas are researched and developed; design and other cultural influences, then and now; positive and negative aspects of working as a designer; motivations for becoming a designer; and whether it's really possible to teach design.
Contributors include Stefan Sagmeister, James Goggin, Karlssonwilker, Studio Dumbar, Daniel Eatock and Hyperkit.
- Splendid work Review by Ken Garland, Designer, London
And thanks also to the adventurous publisher, Laurence King, who
certainly went out on a limb with this one.
Keep up the good work, lads (Posted on 10/22/13)
Comparison I: Wake-up time then/now
Comparison II: Mode of transport then/now
Comparison III: Favorite food then/now
Comparison IV: Weight then/now
Comparison V: Excercise then/now
Comparison VI: Most valued possesion then/now
Comparison VII: Student years then and professional years now
Comparison VIII: Portraits of the 50 designers then/now
THE STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL WORK OF 50 GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Andreas Gnass (U9 visuelle Allianz; Offenbach, Germany) / Andrew Stevens (Graphic Thought Facility (GTF); London, United Kingdom) / Annelys de Vet (Brussels, Belgium) / António S. Gomes (barbara says...; Lisbon, Portugal) / Ben Branagan (London, United Kingdom) / Bernd Hilpert (unit-design; Frankfurt am Main, Germany) / Brian Webb (Webb & Webb; London, United Kingdom) / Christian Heusser (Equipo; Basel, Switzerland) / Daniel Eatock (London, United Kingdom) / Danijela Djokic (Projekttriangle Design Studio; Stuttgart, Germany) / Emmi Salonen (Studio Emmi; London, United Kingdom) / Marie & Éric Gaspar (ÉricandMarie; Paris, France) / Fons Hickmann (Fons Hickmann m23; Berlin, Germany) / Hans Dieter Reichert (HDR Visual Communication; East Malling, United Kingdom) / Holger Jacobs (Mind Design; London, United Kingdom) / Hoon Kim (Why Not Smile; New York, USA) / Hyoun Youl Joe (Hey Joe; Seoul, South Korea) /
Isabelle Swiderski (Seven25; Vancouver, Canada) / James Goggin (Practise; Chicago, USA) / Jan Wilker (karlssonwilker; New York, USA) / Julie Gayard (Jutojo; Berlin. Germany) / Kai von Rabenau (mono.graphie; Berlin, Germany) / Ken Garland (London, United Kingdom) / Kirsty Carter (A Practice for Every day Life; London, United Kingdom) / Kristine Matthews (Studio Matthews; Seattle, USA) / Lars Harmsen (MAGMA Brand Design; Karlsruhe, Germany) / Laurent Lacour (Hauser Lacour; Frankfurt am Main, Germany) / Liza Enebeis (Studio Dumbar; Rotterdam, Netherlands) / Lucinda Newton-Dunn (space-to-think; Los Angeles, USA) / Maki Suzuki (Åbäke; London, United Kingdom) / Marc van der Heijde (Studio Dumbar; Rotterdam, Netherlands) / Margaret Calvert (London, United Kingdom) / Marion Fink (Basel, Switzerland) / Martin Lorenz (TwoPoints.Net; Barcelona, Spain) / Matthias Görlich (Studio Matthias Görlich; Darmstadt, Germany) / Michael Georgiou (G Design Studio; Athens, Greece) / Nikki Gonnissen Thonik (Amsterdam, Netherlands) / Oliver Klimpel (Büro International; London, United Kingdom) / Paul Barnes (London. United Kingdom) / Prem Krishnamurthy (Project Projects; New York, USA) / Renata Graw (Plural; Chicago, USA) / Richard Walker (KK Outlet/Kesselskramer; London, United Kingdom) / Sandra Ellen (Hoffmann Robbiani Visual Studies; Berne, Switzerland) / Sascha Lobe (L2M3; Stuttgart, Germany) / Stefan Sagmeister (Sagmeister; New York, USA) / Sven Voelker (Sven Voelker Studio; Berlin, Germany) / Tim Balaam (Hyperkit; London, United Kingdom) / Urs Lehni (Lehni-Trüb, Rollo Press, Corner College; Zürich, Switzerland) / Yasmin Khan (Counterspace; Los Angeles, USA) / Yves Fidalgo (Fulguro; Lausanne, Switzerland)
Comparison IX: Past and present (hypothetical) Plan Bs
Comparison X: Age of first design career thought and whether one would do it all over again
Comparison XI: Hours spent designing then/now
Comparison XII: Idea development and research then/now
Comparison XIII: Influential designers then/now
Comparison XIV: Influential design pieces then/now
Comparison XV: Influential authors and books then/now
Comparison XVI: Influential artists then/now
Comparison XVII: Influential directors and films then/now
Comparison XVIII: Likes and dislikes about working as a designer