This rich stew of 50 case studies completed since 1993 by the prestigious Anglo-American design consultancy partnership continues Pentagram's long-running and highly recommended product portfolio series, which also includes Pentagram: The Work of Five Designers (1972), Living by Design (1978), Ideas on Design (1986), and The Compendium (Phaidon, 1993). Pentagram's publications are standard fare in design, graphic arts, communications, and business libraries. Following an essay about the firm's history, collaborative philosophy, and international influence by advertising journalist Randall Rothenberg (Where the Suckers Moon, LJ 11/15/94), each project is introduced by a two- to four-page overview of its concept-to-product process that quotes clients and designers, followed by a suite of full-page photographs of Pentagram's ingenious solutions. Clients range from multinational corporations to museums and even include a microbrewery and the town of Celebration, FL. Although self-serving, this strikingly designed and favorably priced volume is a necessity for specialized collections.--Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.