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

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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...

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Overview

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. Featured designers include Ralph Caplan, Nigel Holmes, Chris Bigg, Eva Jiricna, Jason Munn, Gary Baseman, Marian Bantjes, and many others.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592537341
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 941,123
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy O’Donnell is design director for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office; his previous posts include working with Vaughan Oliver in London and MTV in New York. Visit the author's book page at www.timothy-odonnell.com/sketchbook for more information.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Rough

Jason Munn / The Small Stakes Oakland, California

Daljit Singh / Digit London

Richard Niessen / Niessen & DeVries Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marco Fiedler / Vier5 Paris

Gary Baseman / HotChaChaCha, Inc. Los Angeles

Sam Potts / Sam Potts, Inc. New York

Eva Jiricna / Eva Jiricna Architects London

Dave Eggers / McSweeney’s San Francisco

Sterling Brands New York

Rian Hughes / Device London

Q+A / James Victore / James Victore, Inc. Brooklyn, New York

Refined

Stefan G. Bucher / 344 Design Los Angeles

Chris Bigg Isle of Wight, England

Nigel Holmes Westport, Connecticut

Rob O’Connor / Stylorouge London

Davor Bruketa / Bruketa & Zinic Zagreb, Croatia

Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck / Birsel+Seck New York

Pablo Rubio Ordás / Erretres Diseño Madrid, Spain

Marian Bantjes British Columbia, Canada

Michael Bierut / Pentagram New York

Brian Taylor / Candykiller Dundee, Scotland

Q+A / Ralph Caplan New York

Random

Masato Samata / Delaware Tokyo, Japan

Paul Fuog / The Co-Op Melbourne, Australia

Morag Myerscough / Studio Myerscough London

Johnny Hardstaff London

Frank W. Ockenfels 3 and Frederick Green Los Angeles

Mar Hernández / Malota Projects Valencia, Spain

Stephen Doyle / Doyle Partners New York

Mirko Ilic´ / Mirko Ilic´ Corp. New York

Lance Wyman / Lance Wyman, Ltd. New York

Jamie Delaney Dublin, Ireland

Joris Maltha and Daniel Gross / Catalogtree Arnhem, The Netherlands

Q+A / Frank R. Wilson, M.D. Portland, Oregon

Revealed

The sketches behind the creation of this book

Directory

Notes + Acknowledgments

About the Author

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