Design book reviews

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Published:  November 28, 2012
Tiana Vasiljev
Design book reviews

Books reviewed by Tiana Vasiljev, Beautiful Pages.

The Travel Almanac
Paul Kominek, John Roberts
Tableaux Argentés Publishing, 2012, $25.95
SpeedImpex
Travelling has a powerful way of changing the way we see and interpret the world that we live in. The Travel Almanac is a biannual travel magazine, documenting the adventures and experiences of creatives from around the globe. Each issue features a set of interviews with artists, musicians and designers in the fashion, music, film and art worlds. The Travel Almanac does not focus on the best places to visit, but rather documents the emotions felt while travelling to new and unexpected places. The design of these issues is minimal, clean and scaled down to a comfortable A5 size. A truly inspirational series, well-edited, very well-written and simply beautiful.

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Advertising For People Who Don’t Like Advertising
KesselsKramer
Laurence King, 2012, $39.95, 240 pages
Macmillan Distribution Services
Amsterdam-based agency KesselsKramer strives to create adverts with more human and truthful communications. In this book, KesselsKramer draws on its own experiences, documenting its creative efforts and offering much needed advice. In addition to showing examples of its own work, KesselsKramer asked a selection of the world’s top creatives, including Stefan Sagmeister, Steve Henry and Alex Bogusky, to discuss creativity in the field of responsible advertising. Written in a cheeky tone, this book is an inspirational creative handbook, questioning the meaning of advertising and challenging its conventions.

Advertising For People Who Don’t Like Advertising

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Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!)
George Lois
Phaidon, 2012, $12.95, 192 pages
United Book Distributors
For anyone looking to succeed in life, business and creativity, George Lois’ latest book, Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!), is an indispensable guide, sure to spark inspiration in all of us. Lois teaches us the importance of a blank canvas, the power of an open mind and that true creative success can only be achieved with hard work, passion and by taking chances. The most important message to take away from this book is that nothing is as exciting and as powerful as a big idea. Fresh, witty and in your face, Damn Good Advice is a creative gem that should be read and absorbed often.

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