401 Design Meditations: Wisdom, Insights, and Intriguing Thoughts from 150 Leading Designers

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In need of advice? Just want to sound off? Opening this volume is like grabbing lunch with a fellow designer to commiserate or celebrate. In its pages, noteworthy designers, both past and present, working in fields ranging from graphic design, fashion, architecture, typography, illustration, and industry product design, sound off on every topic, including deadlines, inspiration, competition, rules, respect, education, and handling criticism and life as a creative soul -- all with a certain amount of irreverence....
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Overview


In need of advice? Just want to sound off? Opening this volume is like grabbing lunch with a fellow designer to commiserate or celebrate. In its pages, noteworthy designers, both past and present, working in fields ranging from graphic design, fashion, architecture, typography, illustration, and industry product design, sound off on every topic, including deadlines, inspiration, competition, rules, respect, education, and handling criticism and life as a creative soul -- all with a certain amount of irreverence. Their thoughts are boiled down into succinct quotable quotes and one-liners that exemplify their character and demonstrate their philosophy on the world.

Enjoy reading sound bites from everyone from Frank Gehry, David Carson, and Charles and Ray Eames to Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rand, Stefan Sagmeister, and Saul Bass.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592531271
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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Catharine Fishel has written about and worked with designers and illustrators for more than 20 years. She is the editor of LogoLounge.com, writes for leading design magazines, and is the author of many books on design-related topics including Paper Graphics, Minimal Graphics, and Designing for Children. She lives in Morton, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Index of Contributors 156
About the Author 160
Acknowledgments 160
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