jueves, febrero 01, 2007

All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers (Hardcover)

Book Description
All Access juxtaposes an edited selection of greatest hits from the masters of design with their pre-fame work. Author Stefan Bucher illustrates their visual history---the first pieces that made them stars, their transitional work, and the eventual breakthrough pieces that caused their names to be known around the world. Insightful text exploring mentors, education, and eureka moments complements this visual timeline. Bucher also profiles 15 of the most exciting upcoming design stars from around the globe. As with the masters, Bucher explores their roads to early success and highlights the work that is lifting these young designers into the spotlight.
To be inspired, we need to see the awkward early days, which illustrate that there is hope for everyone. Heroes do not spring forth fully formed; they take the same challenging road we all take; it's their decisions that set them apart. This book is an inspiration for any designer setting out on the path to greatness, as well as a fun read for those well into their careers.

Designers profiled are Neal Ashby, Anne Burdick, Margo Chase, Ed Fella, Tom Hingston, Allen Hori, Mirko Ilic, Eike König, Hideki Nakajima, Stefan Sagmeister, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher, Rick Valicenti, Pete Vattanatham, James Victore, Paul White, as well as Camillia Ben Bassat, Big Active, Deanne Cheuk, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss, Evan Gaffney, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Kim Hiorthøy, Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, Valerie Kiock, Harmine Louwé, Rinzen, Fiel Valdez, and Martin Woodtli.

About the Author
Stefan G. Bucher is the man behind 344 Design. He has lent his sometimes bold, sometimes intricate, but always personal and entertaining vision to everything from posters to catalogues to club flyers to CD packages for Sting and Whitney Houston. He designed a five and a half pound photography annual---American Photography 17---for which he received the 2002 D&AD Silver Award for Most Outstanding Complete Book Design. His work has been further recognized by AIGA, the Art Directors Club, the American Center for Design, the One Show, the Type Directors Club, STEP, HOW, Print, novum, and Communication Arts Magazine. He's happy that you're looking at his new book. He thinks you'll really like it. We all do. It's a good book.

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