- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Birkhäuser; 1 edition (October 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 376436565X
- ISBN-13: 978-3764365653
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,822,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World 1st Edition
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About the Author
Rick Poynor writes about design and visual culture. He was founder editor of Eye, the international review of graphic communication. He is the author of seven previous books, including Design Without Boundaries (1998).
Top customer reviews
Mr. Poyner provides an accessible, but unflinching look at the role of our profession and it's impact on humanity. In this book, the cute, hip, self-referential "Irony" of the last decade is no longer a revelation, and Poyner questions what it means now that "respected" corporations and self-promoting advertisers and designers have co-opted it.
As an instructor of Commuication Design, I have for years preached to my students to "be responsible for every mark that you make" in order to communicate effectively. This little book has fueled that fire for me with it's view of the bigger picture and has forever altered my perception of my role not only as a designer and a consumer, but as a human.