Synopses & Reviews
Cut them out. Fold them up. Have fun. A grown-up twist on a childhood classicexquisitely designed paper fortune-tellers.
Cootie catchers aren't just for kids anymore! These 100 paper fortune tellers provide a fresh take on a childhood favorite with answers/strategies for handling tough adult situations and answering important life dilemmas like:
Should you have another cocktail?
What Jane Austen heroine are you?
Your '80s movie alter ego I'm breaking up with you (with this cootie catcher)
What would Mr. T do?
The hipster wedding decoration
Important messages from cute puppies
Emergency excuse generator
Each fortune teller features a unique and colorful design created specifically for this collection, including contributions from such design luminaries as Noah Scalin (creator of the Skull-a-Day project), Stefan Bucher (creator of dailymonster.com), textile designer Jessica Jones, and more. (There are even a few blank ones so readers can get out what's on their minds.)
We Want You
Will you join the ranks of design activists?
Doing good is too important to think of as work better left to those fictitious "other" designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer. Younger. Braver. (Insert your own mental roadblock here.) In truth, anyone can be a design activist.
It just starts with a commitment to yourself and your values. A commitment to making conscious choices and realizing how all the decisions you make as a graphic designer affect other people and the planet. It's about being awake instead of sliding by with the way things always have been done.
This book is for every graphic designer who's ever sat at a computer, thinking: Is this it? Isn't there more? It's a tool to help you figure out how to start making a difference and making a living at the same time--no matter where you live and work right now.
Just open this book and we'll help you start walking in the right direction. It doesn't have to be perfect. Little actions from a lot of people add up to big change. This isn't a contest about who's the greenest or the most radical. It's a movement, and we're inviting you to join right now.
About the Author
Michelle Taute is a writer and content strategist. She creates compelling copy for magazines, blogs, websites, scrappy entrepreneurs and really big brands. Michelles articles have appeared everywhere from Better Homes and Gardens and Womans Day specials to Metropolis, Communication Arts and USA Weekend. Shes also the co-author of The Design Activists Handbook
with Noah Scalin.
Kelly N. Kofron is a graphic designer. Specializing in print publication design, she worked as an award-winning art director for I.D. Magazine before starting her freelance business as provider of book and magazine design and production, magazine redesign, publishing consulting, and illustration. She has worked for such clients as Coffee House Press, Writers Digest Books, Emmis Publications, St. Marys Press, Writers Digest Magazine, HOW Magazine, Package Design, print, Horticulture, Hospitality Style, and VMSD. .