Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers

Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers

by Timothy O'Donnell
     
 

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This book explores influential designers' sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer's thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually

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This book explores influential designers' sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer's thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices.

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O'Donnell, a design manager for Johnson & Johnson's global strategic design office, illuminates the ideas and influences of graphic designers by focusing on the sketchbooks that lie behind the computer technology that now dominates the creation of graphic imagery. This book offers a glimpse into the creative process that informs how designers work to develop their ideas. Individuality, experimentation, freedom, and failure are nurtured in the private realm of the sketchbook, while computer technology encourages precision and perfection. Thirty-four international designers from the United States, UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, and Japan, among others, are included. Interviews with the designers and statements about how they work complement the 300 color images of their sketches and notebooks. A list of featured artists along with their addresses and web site information is also included. An excellent source for design students to consult for inspiration and ideas.
—Sandra Rothenberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592535217
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy O\u2019Donnell is design director for Johnson & Johnson\u2019s Global Strategic Design Office; his previous posts include working with Vaughan Oliver in London and MTV in New York.

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