Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New Book - Designers are wankers / How to be a graphic designer...

Lee McCormack
Designers are wankers
About Face Publishing, 2005, 702.3 MAC

Adrian Shaughnessy
How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul
Laurence King, 2005, 741.602 SHA

In Designers are wankers, Lee McCormack, designer of "Oculas" explores how creative graduates can make the leap from education into employment within the field of design. Including interviews with influential names in the field of design such as typographer Neville Brody and fashion entrepreneur Paul Smith, Designers are wankers is a valuable guide for anyone embarking on, or developing a career in design, despite it's attention grabbing title!.

Aimed at the independent-minded, How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul is another useful handbook addressing the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work but want to avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. It includes interviews with 10 leading designers, such as Natalie Hunter co-founder of Airside, John Warwicker of Tomato, and Angela Lorenz.

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