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Two more books that I’m looking at, but will be read/review soon enough | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Two more books that I’m looking at, but will be read/review soon enough

All We Need

All We Need

All We Need

All We Need

All We Need

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.

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

Hand Job: A Catalog of Type

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.

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  • litherland

    I’ve been jonesing after Handjob for a while now. (Oops, that didn’t come out quite right.)

    Don’t know if it’s still this way in France, but when I lived there at least, signatures on any new book always needed to be cut open. I loved that.

  • http://www.personism.com/ Jen Bekman

    Michael! Come ask these questions at the artist talk/book signing @ the gallery on Saturday… Kate Bingaman-Burt and Mike Perry will be there. It’s Saturday from 3pm-5pm.

  • http://typographica.org Stephen

    The subtitle for Hand Job bothers me too. “Catalog of Type”? Perhaps it’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but this is a celebration of lettering, not type.

    I like the way you photograph the covers, Michael.

  • http://www.rocamm.com Robin Cameron

    Did you see my stuff in there?
    Congrats on Hilman Curtis!

    -R