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About the Author

Steven Heller, a recipient of the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is formerly the senior art director of the New York Times and is a contributing editor and writer to numerous publications including Print, Eye, Metropolis, and Grafik. He is the author of many books on graphic design, most recently Handwritten, New Vintage Type, and New Ornamental Type.

Lita Talarico
is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She was the founding managing editor of American Illustration & Photography and has written for numerous other publications, including as a reporter-at-large for Graphis. She is a founding associate of Bill Lacy Design.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932975
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932974
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.4 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 19, 2011
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You'll never know what's in a sketchbook. That's one of the surprises for opening them.

In this thick 352-page paperback, 110 artists and designers are featured. A lot of graphic designers are unfamiliar to me but I do spot a few illustrators like Gary Baseman, James Jean (he seems to be in a lot of sketchbook collections), infographics maestro Nigel Holmes, John Cuneo.

The illustrative style is incredibly varied and the drawing subjects random. The work featured range from scrappy sketches to photographic collages. Each is a snapshot of the artist's mind. However the sketches are nothing like the commercial work the artists do, with the exception of a few. Compared to other sketchbook collections, this book is less illustrative in the sense that the drawings are more doodle-like.

The commentary is concise, sure, but could have been longer for more reading pleasure. The websites of all the artists are included at the back of the book.

If you're not into any specific subjects and like doodles, you might like this book.

There are two publishers for this book namely The Monacelli Press and Thames & Hudson. The editions are priced differently, but should contain the same content. On Amazon UK, Thames & Hudson's edition is much cheaper.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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From scribbles to collage, to fully finished drawings, this book makes me want to get my sketchbook out and do something!

A book I will show to my students to show them what a great creative tool (and visual diary) a sketchbook can be. A reminder that an artist can find freedom and FUN in a sketchbook. Fascinating to see the different styles and approaches.
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I /love/ books of other people's sketches and ideas. I've got a small collection, mainly bought for inspiration. But out of all of them this is the one that really got under my skin and gave me that itch to start drawing again.

I don't always love the styles of the designers, but I can appreciate their ideas and what they have to say about keeping a sketchbook. Overall it's just interesting and it gives you a little view on how they think.
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Disclaimer: I won this book from the publisher.

I found this book entertaining, but not overly insightful.

If you enjoy sketches or early work, this book is for you.

I recognized a few artists, most were unknowns to me, and I wasn't really inspired to find out any more about them with one exception: Daniel Palavin's drawings of fountain pens drew me in (pun slightly intended).

Definitely wouldn't pay the $60 price printed on the back.

3 Stars = This book is either well-written or deals with issues that are important/worth some thought.
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I bought this book for doodling/sketching inspiration. My doodles and sketches are now dramatically more inspired. It was a good purchase. Visually fascinating, informative and a great hub for discovering visually brilliant designers. It's the type of book that you can flip through casually or study closely with equally rewarding results. A great project. A must buy for doodlers/sketchers.
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By Kass Hall on August 18, 2012
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I just love this book. I was overseas when I first saw it and didn't buy it because of it's size and bulk - not conducive to air travel. However, I couldn't stop thinking about it so went back, bought it and travelled with it. Well worth the trouble!

I am an avid fan of seeing other people's sketchbooks/journals etc and getting an insight into how their creative process plays out. There are some fantastic and very well known people featured in this book, but many I didn't know. I do now!

If you are at all interested in seeing the bare bones of how creatives nut out their ideas, this is a fantastic purchase.
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