I received book two (of four) that I requested from Springer Publishing today; All We Need, again as with the other books I’m getting I’ll have a real book review soon enough though don’t expect me able to crit the different essays that aren’t in English. I also have to cut open half the pages, but that’s another story. But once again I’m compelled to just take a couple pictures and post them here. While I don’t think words on paper is going anywhere soon, a designers relevance to print has to change. If you don’t want to become irrelevant you have to do something that makes people at least feel obliged to hold on to it, and yes even read it. The craft of this book as Designing Design from Springer that was sent to me are crafted extremely well as they look.
Princeton Architectural Press also sends me books that I enjoy, though I haven’t had the chance to review Hand Job the way I should. I will come back to it soon, but probably from a different angle. I see this kind of type as illustration – is that a bad thing though? And are people confusing this kind of illustration with design today? Hmmm, questions that I’ll be asking as I look through this book.