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An Insiders Perspective,
This review is from: Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design (Hardcover)
Michael Beirut has collected many of the essays he has written for the Design Observer, a blog he founded with other designers with a focus on graphic design practice and process.
Michael's seasoned perspective on the education of young designers, the events and experiences he turned to his advantage as a young person are enlightening and entertaining. He all but pleads to get young designers to recognize that design revolves around life, rather than the other way around. This book may present a challenge for someone not familiar with the personalities, and particularities of graphic design's inner workings. It is a fascinating and well written perspective on the professional's life, which is notable in that Michael is highly successful designer and a partner in the estimable multinatiional design firm, Pentagram.
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Initial post: Nov 26, 2007, 12:35:32 PM PST
J. Craigen says:
I just finished reading through 79 Short Essays... for the second time and was going to write a review, but Henry Beer captured everything I wanted to say about the content better than I could have. All I can add is that it is a visual and tactile treat to read. The nicely textured, bright cover and the variety of typefaces (a different one for each essay) are wonderful.
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