I Used to Be a Design Student: 50 Graphic Designers Then and Nowby Billy Kiosoglou, Philippin Frank Published 19 Feb 2013
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This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design.
Contributors include Stefan Sagmeister, James Goggin, Karlssonwilker, Studio Dumbar, Cornel Windlin, Daniel Eatock, Spin, Hyperkit, and Christian Küsters.
"I Used to Be a Design Student: 50 Graphic Designers Then and Now" Reviews
Good for a casual read if you're a design student. It is mostly focused on graphic design and unlikely to be very useful for even graphics students. Looking at past and present work and lifestyle is fun for a while.
Very quick read due to how little text there is.
Interesting but not in-depth enough for me.
A very cool book packed with a surprising amount of information.
Two criticisms though: (1) I felt it would have been better if they had presented the designer's pieces first and then had the designer's interview after because the interview talks about the pieces but the reader has no clue unless he turns the page first. (2) I wish the portraits on pages 22 and 23 were in color instead of in a depressing high contrast black and white. I agree with another reviewer that some designers are terrible writers; maybe the written word is not as expressive as spoken ones or design feelings just aren't easy to set in writing.
Words and design work artfully together
For the full review go to: http://thinkblink.ca/blog/?p=603