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Women Of Design: Influence And Inspiration From The Original Trailblazers To The New Groundbreakers Paperback – December 8, 2008

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About the Author

Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit are graphic designers and co-founders of UnderConsideration, a growing network and enterprise dedicated to the progress of the graphic design profession and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Since 2002 UnderConsideration has launched four web sites—Speak Up, Brand New, Quipsologies, and The Design Encyclopedia—that have been part of the growing dialog in design, and in 2007, they formed its Department of Design to serve clients, as well as to develop their own design requirements. Bryony and Armin each have a decade of experience in various disciplines including corporate and brand identity, annual reports, business collateral, web design and programming, packaging, as well as magazine and book design.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books (December 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600610854
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600610851
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Raye on February 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
A great overview of inspirational and interesting design that just happens to be authored by women. You'll see and read about great work alongside the strongest advocates of design education of the past 2 decades. The individual interview questions are smart and revealing. I admit, I am in the book so I may be biased. But for me what was exciting was to learn about all the design I've admired and didn't realize was done by a woman: Paulina Reyes super cool Target cups, Pamela Zucker's sweet packaging for Paddywax candles and Barbara de Wilde's inspiring and groundbreaking work with Martha Stewart Magazine to name just a few. Included are some of my design heros: Marian Bantjes, the Number 17 women, Ellen Lupton, Gail Anderson, Irma Boom and of course Paula Scher. Although this book is missing a few important women in design (and what overview would ever be complete?), I have enthusiastically recommended this book to all my students - male and female alike.
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By cc on January 11, 2009
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Would not recommend this book. I had no idea who the younger
designers were and their work didn't impress me at all.
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The designers included in this book are all notable and most should be included but, I wonder if it is too soon for some to be in, any book?
Also, some of the designers from the post WWII era, when women first started to really impact design, are not in the book at all. The exclusion of these pioneering women designers is the biggest hole in this otherwise fine overview of Women designers.
I'd very much like to see a second edition with corrections and the missing added.
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