Winter 2002

Books received

Books received

Compiled by Faye Dowling

365 AIGA Year in Design 22

Edited by Andrea Codrington


This year’s chronicle of North American graphics is designed by Chicago-based Studio Blue. To be reviewed in a future issue.

A Type Primer

By John Kane

Laurence King Publishing, £17.95

The principles and practice of typography.

A View of Early Typography

By Harry Carter

Hyphen Press, £25

New edition of the acclaimed guide

to the production and use of type,

reprinted with an introduction by James Mosley.

About Face: Reviving the Rules

of Typography

By David Jury

RotoVision, £29.95,

A comprehensive study of the history, theory and practice of typography, illustrated throughout with landmark design from the likes of Phil Baines and Anthony Froshaug. An essential guide to the ‘Rules’ for those who wish to break them.

Asia Grace

By Kevin Kelly

Taschen, £20

Pictures of the continent, from Iran to Japan, in sumptuous colour.

Beside Myself: the Potential for Dialogue in Graphic Design

By R. G. Walkley

A Game Between Two Players

By Daniella Valle & Richard Walkley

Both published by Valle Walkley,

£18 each.

Limited editions, self-published by Royal College of Art graduates Valle and Walkley, for their MA degree show.

Cardboard Engineering Source Book

By Rob Ives

Flying Pig, £29.95

Inspirational, photocopiable guide to mechanical cardboard model-making.

Digital Information Graphics

Matt Woolman

Thames & Hudson, £24.95

D. Y. D. K. W. T. D. W

Compiled by Siu King Chung & Phoebe Wong

MCCM Creations, $US38

The title stands for ‘Designs You Don’t Know What To Do With’. A Hong Kong-published scrapbook of failed projects in disciplines ranging from advertising to architecture.

The Education of a Design Entrepreneur

Edited by Steven Heller

Allworth Press, .95

Fifty essays and interviews on the pitfalls and pleasures of going it alone.

Festive: The Art and Design of Promotional Mailing

By Scott Witham

RotoVision, £27.50,

Flash to the Core:

an Interactive Sketchbook

By Joshua Davies

New Riders, £34.99,

Inspiration and guidance from the

mind behind the award-winning site


(Unexpected Graphic Objects)

By Fold 7

Laurence King Publishing, £12.95

Experiments in print (and a guide to household drug-taking).

Graphically Speaking: A Visual A-Z Guide for Better Designer-Client Communication

By Lisa Buchanan

David & Charles, £19.99

Grids for the Internet and

Other Digital Media

By Veruschka Götz

Navigation for the Internet and

Other Digital Media

By Studio 7.5

Both published by AVA, £24.50 each

The Designer and the Grid

By Lucienne Roberts and Julia Thrift

RotoVision, £34.95

In Alphabetical Order:

File under Graphic Design, Schools, or Werkplaats Typografie

Edited by Stuart Bailey

NAi, €18

With a nod to Stefan Themerson (‘Twenty is . . . the time when the retina of our eye becomes tattooed with the picture of reference points . . .’) Bailey gives a personal account of the Arnhem workshop. Essays by Froshaug, Potter, Kinross, Hammer, Elliman on design education are augmented by a smattering of Werkplaats work.

Oodles of Doodles

Edited by Steffanie Lorig

Art With A Heart Press, .95

Hefty vanity charity activity book developed by a community offshoot of the AIGA for hospitalised children – who may find it too heavy to handle.

Mapping: an Illustrated Guide to Graphic Navigational Systems

Edited by Roger Fawcett-Tang

Essays by William Owen

RotoVision, £34.95,

Overview of contemporary navigation design, with case studies ranging from Struktur Design’s Perpetual Kalendar to Pentagram’s Stansted Airport signage.


With texts by Wim Crouwel, Paul Verhoeven and Derrick de Kerckhove

BIS Publishers, €39

Print, interactive and motion graphics from the Dutch design collective.

McSweeney’s 8

Edited by Dave Eggers

McSweeney’s Quarterly,

Hardback issue, guest-edited by Paul Maliszewski, featuring contemporary writing that explores the themes of fact, fiction and variations on the truth.

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Winterhouse Editions,

Slim volume published in partnership with the AIGA by William Drenttel, who notes: ‘The policies in this report will have a far-reaching impact not only on American life, but on the coming course of world events.’

Net Mode: Web Fashion Now

By Laird Borrelli

Thames & Hudson, £16.95

NORM: The Things

By Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs

NORM, £25.99

No Brief: Graphic Designers’ Personal Projects

By John O’Reilly

RotoVision, £29.95,

A compendium of work by off-duty designers, from cards and promotional material to conceptual art.

Oranje & Green

By Conor Clarke

BIS Publishers, €32

The relationship between Dutch and Irish graphic design explored through the work of Jan de Fouw, The Stone Twins and their contemporaries.

The Pocko Collection

Books 7-10 by Yasumasa Yonehara,

Hiro Sugiyama, Marta Kuzma & Artists and Maya Arulpragasam

Pocko Editions, £4.99 each

[Picture 22: A Ukrainian officer poses Sophie Dahl-style, from Kuzma’s U El El Ul El TE KA]

Themes of war and innocence dominate series three, including political illustration and poetry.

‘See what I’m talking about?’

Collated by Nokia, Contra and students of Central Saint Martins

Contra Publishing, £23.40

Montage of text messages and photos documenting the interaction between graphics students via camera phones.

Shopping Poems €59

Olivier Saillard

Sweet Water €29

Marie-Jose Jongerius

Fatbottomedgirls €39

Julie Verhoeven

Madones Infertiles €39

By Jean-Christian Bourcart

Published by Tdm Éditions

Four elegant books from the publishing house founded by designers A. Jean and É. Pillault of Tdm studio in Paris. These monographs include Verhoeven’s heady drawings, inspired by top 40 pop songs, launching a new series that celebrates the work of independent creatives.

Sonic Process: une nouvelle géographie des sons

Centre Pompidou, €45

A collection of French language essays, interviews and analysis which support a current sound art exhibition at the Pompidou Centre. The catalogue design is the work of Alexandre Laumonier (founder of Nomad’s land).

Spring Snow — a translation

By Alison Turnbull

Art direction by James Goggin

Book Works, £12

A conceptual interpretation of Yukio Mishima’s novel. Inspired by the author’s evocative prose, Turnbull charts the narrative with a storyboard of colour, tones from the original text. Tony White comments on the form and nature of this project with a patchwork of fact and fiction in his introduction.

Street Graphics Tokyo

By Barry Dawson

Thames & Hudson, £12.95

The Illustrated Ape

Edited by Christian Patterson and Michael Sims

Illustrated by Paul Davis

The Illustrated Ape Company, £3.50

Dedicated to ‘Les Girls’, this refreshing quarterly features poetry, fiction and illustration ranging from the absurd to the insane. With a column entitled ‘Celebrity Death Flash’ and an imaginary editor, ‘Cornelius’, it could be mistaken for a wayward lovechild of the elusive Timothy McSweeney. The team invites writers, illustrators and artists to contribute to future issues.

Toit du Monde

Edited by Sigismond de Vajay

Lars Müller Publishers, £31

Celebration of artists who worked in the eponymous, now demolished, Swiss multi-disciplinary space.

Typographic Design:

Form and Communication

By Rob Carter, Ben Day and

Philip Meggs

Wiley, £37.50

Updated edition of a useful resource for students and professionals.

Typographica, 1900-2000

Edited by C.F. Hultenheim,

Royal Library Stockholm, 150SEK

Catalogue of a century of print and font design from Fabien Baron, Bob Gill and Paul Rand, among many others.

Unjustified Texts:

Perspectives on Typography

By Robin Kinross

Hyphen Press, £20

A collection of Kinross’ writing for Blueprint, Eye and many others, on subjects ranging from the Dutch telephone book to semiotics.

To be reviewed in a future issue.

Z Magazine: Portraits of Homeless

Z-vendors in Amsterdam

Artimo, €7.50

One-off glossy magazine to promote the work of homeless sellers of Z magazine, with contributions by 30 photographers and writers.


50 Fast Photoshop 7 Techniques

Gregory Georges, £25.95

Dreamweaver MX Bible

Joseph W. Lowery, £34.99

Dreamweaver MX Weekend

Crash Course

Wendy Peck, £18.99

Fireworks MX Bible

Joseph W. Lowery and Darren Whiteman, £33.50

Flash MX Bible

R. Reinhardt and S. Dowd, £34.99

All published by Wiley Publishing Inc.

Compiled by Faye Dowling