Synopses & Reviews
Illustrator and designer Adam Turnbull started documenting his creative ideas on any piece of paper that inspired him: a photograph, a postcard, an envelope... He began binding small books made up of these pieces and discovered that the "canvas" he originally used helped shape more ideas. And soand#160;Noted
came to life: an interactive journal that features images of things to record ideas on, from letterhead or a guest check to the palm of the hand, a napkin, or a matchbook.
Along with striking black-and-white images of common items, Noted encourages readers with subtle, open-ended, and random prompts, facts, and quotes. The results will be as unique as the usersand#8217; own experiences . . . When viewing a blank matchbook, one reader may design a restaurant logo while another may reminisce about a romantic candlelit dinner. A blank wall could elicit a rendering of street art, a piece of fiction about the Berlin Wall, or a political message for the masses.
Welcome to your own playful, personal doodling space.
Release your thoughts.
Make a memory collage.
Draw your dreams.
Reflect on your day.
What’s in your brain right now?
As adults, weve learned to represent ourselves in a manner thats pleasing to othersno gaffes, bits of weirdness, or embarrassing moments. But that leaves us very little space to speak our own truths freely, beyond how they might be viewed by others. Burn After Writing
challenges you to answer the question: How honest can you really be with only you watching?
This secret diary” for proper grown-ups pushes the limits, flirts with fears, and challenges you to play a game of Truth or Dare with yourself. In a society where share” is everything, Burn After Writing goes against the grain and encourages you to share” nothing!
About the Author
is an artist and designer from Sydney, Australia, based in New York. His work takes interest in social commentary, design, illustration, and art. Clients that Turnbull has worked with include Workman Publishing, Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, The Washington Post
, VISA, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review
, Wrangler Jeans, Adidas, and the United Nations. His work has been recognized by the Australian Graphic Design Association and the International Applied Arts Awards, and he lectures weekly at Shillington Design College in New York City. Turnbulland#8217;s work in art, design, and illustration has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Montreal, Rome, London, Sydney, and Akumal, Mexico. He illustrates a weekly blog, Ten Cent Dime
, documenting life in New York, among other things.
He is the illustrator of The Book of Doing (Perigee 2012) by Allison Arden.