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". . . no one has ever written about graphic design in quite this way. The title sounds more like a short story, and at times I found myself reading it as though it were a fictional exploration of a designer's consciousness. When I did, itsenergy, relentlessness, emotion, and abundance of detail made sense, as did its literary style. Barringer writes entertainingly and has a gift for intricate metaphor. . .Designers who enjoy ambitious writing will find plenty toadmire . . ."

From Rick Poynor's I.D. Magazine review of "American Mutt Barks in the Yard" (Emigre; 68)

By winning the 2008 Winterhouse Award for Design Writing, David Barringer firmly established himself as the freshest and most interesting writer on the subject. His articles, which have appeared in publications from Print to Emigre, are notable for his strong personal point of view, literary style, and even humor, not always attributes associated with writing about design. In this collection of essays, Barringer's first, he wonders why drug names have so many X's in them, ponders the rise of gory DVD covers, and ruminates on his father's business card collection, pythons, and the human skullproving again and again that design is everywhere you look for it, (but may not have seen) without the powerful magnifying lens of this talented and exciting observer and writer.

Book News Annotation:

Barringer is a freelance author, graphic designer and artist, and this collection of his essays reveals the ubiquitous influence of visual design on our everyday lives. Written for fellow designers and artists, these pieces analyze the design aspects of everything from the product names of prescription drugs to evolution and the shape of the human skull. The author uses generous helpings of humor as well as illustrations and photographs to support his observations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568988283
Author:
Barringer, David
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.625 in 0.93 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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