Area 2

area2.jpgArea 2 follows on from the success and format of the first book Area. This design resource has been collated by 10 of the worlds top designers and critics with each selecting 10 influential graphic designers, to in total feature 100 contemporary graphic designers from around the world. Before even opening, the book cover is noticeably tactile. You just want to cradle it in your lap and caress the firmly bound material overlay. But after opening the cover it becomes clear that the quality book design itself is a statement to the collection of quality works contained within. The one hundred designers have been organised alphabetically, and each one was given four pages to showcase their work. The book’s grid-less, open layout lets the images speak for themselves. It’s a cornerstone book to any graphic designers library collection.

“Area 2″, Published by Phaidon Press, distributed by Bookwise International.

Hardback
250 x 290 mm, 9 7/8 x 11 3/8 in
448 pp
1500 colour illustrations
ISBN 0714848557

Links: Area_2, Phaidon.com

Posted in: Presenting  ·  Jul 2    

flipsideontheupside said,

July 31, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

love this book. great inspiration and reference.

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