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Dialogues with Creative Legends and AHA Moments in a Designer's Careerby David Calvin Laufer
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Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer's Career explores the relationship of creativity and business, told through a series of interviews with influential visual designers and business leaders.
Interviewees include some leading creative and business leaders of the late 20th century: graphic design giants Paul Rand and Herb Lubalin, Influential industrial designers like George Nelson and Victor Papanek, artisans such as Heinz Edelmann, Herman Zapf and corporate chiefs like Scientific Atlanta's Sidney Topol and Coca-Cola's Roberto Goizuetta. The interviews are woven together with just enough narrative to make their effect cumulative, and to trace the influence of the interviews on career choices.
As the author's design career matures, the interviews evolve from naive questions to deeper dialogue. Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer's Career offers some remarkable insights into of the role of creativity in commerce and culture. The quest for livelihood and meaning that is at once highly personal and strikingly universal.
The book concludes with 12 key concepts distilled from more than 50 separate encounters.
In Dialogues with Creative Legends, you will find answers to some of the perplexing questions talented people confront. From these dialogues emerge a startling range of ideas, from beginning a creative career to developing client relationships, mentoring, and the role of design thinking in society. The author's gradual revelations about the intertwined contributions of creator and patron will resonate with students and practitioners in all the creative professions. This remarkable book explores the role of creativity in commerce and culture. It's a quest for livelihood and meaning that is at once highly personal--and strikingly universal. Come along as the author interviews many of the creative luminaries of the late 20th century, including: Saul Bass, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, Herb Lubalin, Don Trousdell, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Massimo Vignelli, Heinz Edelmann, Victor Papanek, and Hermann Zapf.
About the Author
David Laufer is a visual designer with a wide spectrum of experience. His work first came to international prominence in 1978 with his rebranding of Oxford University Press for its 500th anniversary. This launched a consulting career that includes product development for the Museum of Modern Art New York, and a clientele ranging from venture capital startups to Fortune 1000 companies. His lifelong interest in the nexus of creativity and business have made him a leading exponent of brand driven marketing for expertise-based enterprises.
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