Posts Tagged ‘research’

Interesting books

May 17, 2010

 I have just picked out some other books from my files that I haven’t posted up yet. I chose to save these ones from the numerous books that I have seen due to a few different reasons; they are interesting, unique, the material selection, the interesting fold or the size of the book. The third image from the bottom even has a secret compartment, nice.



May 12, 2010

Bibliothèque is a creatively-led graphic design consultancy, based in Shoreditch, London.

Here are a few pieces of work that I picked up, generally because they revolve around print, layouts and books. Great inspiration, both for my final piece and for the research book. I like the range of colours, functions, styles, sizes and materials.

Jeremy Tankard talks Typography

May 12, 2010

The British Issue; Less Common More Sense

Jeremy Tankard talks Typography by Ed Cornish

“You’ll look back in ten years time and realise you saw the same things when you were at college, and you’ll think ‘Can’t they come up with anything different?’ But for them it’s the first time they’ve seen it and dont it. And slowly through that tumbling, you get new ideas. It’s the natural education trail, you emulate things to begin with, and then you move on.”

Saul bass

May 12, 2010

Saul bass; “Henri’s walk to Paris”

I love the different imagery for each page and the change of style on the various pages. Very beautiful work! The pages feel quite playful and fun, with the change of pace on each page keeping up the enthusiasm and interest for the book.

Sam Winston

May 12, 2010

“Sam Winston is a story-teller, sculptor and print maker, who generates alternative meanings from the given fundamental blocks of communication, such as traditional fairy tales and language definition. He operates on verbal sequences through an ever inventive series of actions to take meaning in a different, visual and formal direction. In Full Folded Dictionary, he has transformed the twenty volumes of the OED by folding every page differently – making more than 80,000 folds.

Dictionary Story effloresces from each word, spreading and spilling through a concertina of pages as the tale develops under the momentum of its verbal elements. Made-Up True Story, a folder of 6 prints, permutates different approaches to a classic fairy tale, including elaborate pencil drawings that literally draw out the plot, meticulous cuttings-out and reassemblage, and, finally, filigree scalpel work.”

Amazing detail, it must have taken so much persistence, patience and determination. The shapes that have been created are quite beautiful, they remind me of seashells.

Pushing the format of the dictionary.

Paul Rand

May 12, 2010

Another name mentioned from my survey was Paul Rand’s children’s books.

Sparkle and Spin A Book About Words and Listen! Listen!

Collection of ideas and inspiration

May 11, 2010

Collection of materials for inspiration and development. As well as other mock-ups, prints and mood boards. This is what I shared with the group on Thursday the 6th of May, in the group tutorial.

David Shrigley

May 11, 2010

I had already researched some of the names and studios that were mentioned in response to my Survey Monkey Questionnaire but David Shrigley was an illustrator that I hadn’t done any research on yet. His work is very fun, with a humerous and friendly feel to alot of it.

I also like seeing the colour themes being chosen for the various different work by designers. Currently I am thinking of a black and pink colour theme for my own book, so its nice to see some work of this colour below. (click on images also)

Flag Books

May 11, 2010

Research in response to my survey monkey questionnaire. Flag Book structure is an accordion folded spine. The result looks very intense and detailed for some of them. I like the layering as it is so built up. The design below is my favourite as it feels just slightly humerous, the layering feels effective and the design is quite clean, with the whole design and layering complimenting one another.

Jack Kerouac

May 11, 2010

“Drawing on his notes and journals from his cross-country travels from 1947-50, Jack Kerouac wrote his first draft of On the Road over a three week period in April of 1951. Kerouac taped sheets of teletype paper together so they would run through his manual typewriter, enabling him to keep his flow of writing uninterrupted. The result was a 120-foot continuous “scroll” manuscript.”

It is amazing how long the manuscript is and shows indepth determination and dedication.