In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’s leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a privileged glimpse into their creative process. The result is a visual tour de force. Almost all books on design present the finished article. Rarely do we gain an insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and embryonic ideas behind them.
Samples range from small, discrete typographical explorations to fully fledged illustration ideas, from a few scrappy scribbles and eccentric handwriting to photographic collages and other wacky forms of visual inspiration. Concise and informative texts by the world authority on graphic design provide invaluable commentary on the artists’ creative development, their design philosophies, sketch booking techniques, and visual influences.