Synopses & Reviews
Best of Business Card Design 8 features an innovative collection of the most current and best work by top designers worldwide. The “go-to” sourcebook for business card design inspiration, this volume contains no text—other than design credits—which provides for pages packed with business cards, showing front, back, and special elements and materials. This unrivaled resource will be sought by professional designers, corporate executives, and in-house marketing departments as an essential identity and branding tool.
In need of advice? Just want to sounds off? Opening this volume is like grabbing lunch with a fellow designer to commiserate or celebrate. In its pages, noteworthy designers, both past and present, working in fields ranging from graphic design, fashion, architecture, typography, and industrial design sound off on every topic, ranging from deadlines, inspiration, competition, rules, respect, education, and handling criticism-all with a certain amount of irreverence. Their thoughts are boiled down into succinct, quotable quotes and one-liners that exemplify their character and demonstrate their philosophy on the world around them.
Enjoy reading thought bites from everyone from Art Chantry, Margo Chase, Ed Fella, John C. Jay, Hideki Nakajima, Stefan Sagmeister, and Rudy VanderLans.
About the Author
Rex Peteet is founding partner/principal designer of Sibley/Peteet Design Austin, in Austin, Texas. The firm specializes in corporate communications and comprehensive design strategies for clients such as the Sid Richardson Museum, Tivoli/IBM, GSD&M, Temple-Inland, Haggar Apparel, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Farah/Savane, Milton Bradley (including Scattergories and Guesstures), Dave and Buster’s, Brinker International (including Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Chili’s), Mr. Gatti’s Pizza and Fuddruckers.
Peteet has won numerous regional and national design awards including the New York Art Directors Show, the Los Angeles Art Directors Show, AR100 and has had several works selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He has been widely published and featured in many industry magazines and annuals including Communication Arts, Print, AIGA, Graphis, Step and HOW. In 2005, Peteet was the recipient of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications’ highest honor and lifetime achievement award, The Golden Egg. Peteet is also a founding Director of the first Texas chapter of AIGA and currently sits on the Advisory Board of AIGA Austin.