GRAPHIC DESIGN

PUBLISHER
Metropolis Books

BOOK FORMAT
Flexi, 6.75 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 1,000 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 179   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781938922855 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. FALL 2017 CATALOG

Download a PDF of the new ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Fall 2017 catalog, featuring more than 600 forthcoming books on art, architecture, photography, design, theory and more!

  

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Design for People

Stories About How (and Why) We All Can Work Together to Make Things Better

Edited by Chappell Ellison, Bryn Smith, Scott Stowell. Introduction by Karrie Jacobs. Foreword by Douglass G.A. Scott. Text by Wynton Marsalis.

Featured image is a spread reproduced from <i>Design for People</i>.

Scott Stowell's funny and instructive portrait of what it really means to be a graphic designer today

Most design books focus on outcome rather than on process. Scott Stowell's Design for People is groundbreaking in its approach to design literature. Focusing on 12 design projects by Stowell's design firm, Open, the volume offers a sort of oral history as told by those involved with each project--designers, clients, interns, collaborators and those who interact with the finished product on a daily basis.
In addition to the case studies, the book features texts from influential figures in the design world, including writer Karrie Jacobs, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine; plus contributions from Pierre Bernard, revolutionary French graphic artist and designer; Charles Harrison, pioneering industrial designer; Maira Kalman, artist and writer; Wynton Marsalis, composer and musician; Emily Pilloton, design activist and author of Design Revolution; Michael Van Valkenburgh, landscape architect and professor at Harvard's Graduate School of Design; and Alissa Walker, design writer and urban advocate.

Featured image is a spread reproduced from Design for People.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Metropolis

Tough concepts are best made accessible through compelling but concise artwork that says very little in order to say a lot. Members of the Open design studio, led by Stowell, walk readers through the stages of many different design projects.

Grain Edit

Scott Stowell’s Design for People is groundbreaking in its approach to design literature. Focusing on 12 design projects by Stowell’s design firm, Open, the volume offers a sort of oral history as told by those involved with each project.

Eye On Design

Perrin Drumm

[The] book takes a very open approach, starting with a unique format that makes for a rich and multifaceted reading experience... [It] encompasses surprise, stories, and meaning as well as care, wit, clarity, connections, questions, answers, value, change, and joy.

AIGA Design Archives

Jessica Helfand

An exquisite book from start to finish—from the exposed spine to the legible type to the sizing, sequencing, and selection of work: a tour-de-force of a monograph! (50 Covers of 2016)

Design for People

in stock  $40.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/23/2016

Chapter 13: 'Design for People' Panel & Launch Event

Chapter 13: 'Design for People' Panel & Launch Event

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30PM, the AIGA/NY presents a Parsons Lecture Series panel with design world luminaries Chappell Ellison, Karrie Jacobs, Bryn Smith and Scott Stowell, proprietor of Open, in celebration of the new book from Metropolis. Book signing to follow!
continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/7/2016

Inside Design for People: Interview with Scott Stowell

Inside Design for People: Interview with Scott Stowell

In his funny, clear preface to the new design monograph, Design for People: Stories About How (and Why) We All Can Work Together to Make Things Better, Scott Stowell of Open writes, “As a designer (and as a person), I want the things I make to tell you about themselves. I like bright colors, clean shapes, and friendly words. Big type. Hard edges. No fuss. I try to be clear, whether I’m making a philosophical argument, a set of instructions, or a joke. 'What is it? It’s this.'" Whether he's explaining a complex design project for a major company like Google, Bravo, or Brooklyn Bridge Park, geeking out on industry terms like "gradient" or "grid," or just tipping his hat to influences as diverse as Battle of the Network Stars and his old boss and mentor, Tibor Kalman, Stowell presents a lively, democratic portrait of his own work, Open and the design process itself. Below is a Q&A on the newest page-turner from Metropolis Books.
continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/7/2016

Inside Design for People: Interview with Scott Stowell

Inside Design for People: Interview with Scott Stowell

In his funny, clear preface to the new design monograph, Design for People: Stories About How (and Why) We All Can Work Together to Make Things Better, Scott Stowell of Open writes, “As a designer (and as a person), I want the things I make to tell you about themselves. I like bright colors, clean shapes, and friendly words. Big type. Hard edges. No fuss. I try to be clear, whether I’m making a philosophical argument, a set of instructions, or a joke. 'What is it? It’s this.'" Whether he's explaining a complex design project for a major company like Google, Bravo, or Brooklyn Bridge Park, geeking out on industry terms like "gradient" or "grid," or just tipping his hat to influences as diverse as Battle of the Network Stars and his old boss and mentor, Tibor Kalman, Stowell presents a lively, democratic portrait of his own work, Open and the design process itself. Below is a Q&A on the newest page-turner from Metropolis Books.
continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Official Symbol of The American Revolution Bicentennial: Guidelines for Authorized Usage

OFFICIAL SYMBOL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL: GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORIZED USAGE

Foreword by Bruce Blackburn. Text by Christopher Bonanos.

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692774687 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2016
Active | Awaiting stock


New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692496954 | US $54.95

Pub Date: 9/1/2015
Active | Awaiting stock


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards Manual

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL

Foreword by Richard Danne. Text by Christopher Bonanos.

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692586532 | US $79.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2015
Active | Awaiting stock


Günter Karl Bose: For Musica Viva

GüNTER KARL BOSE: FOR MUSICA VIVA

Text by Anita Kühnel, Werner Haftmann, Max Bense.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959051415 | US $36.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming


Environmental Protection Agency Graphic Standards System

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRAPHIC STANDARDS SYSTEM

Foreword by Tom Geismar. Text by Christopher Bonanos.

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692878309 | US $79.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming


The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of (Edition) Hansjörg Mayer

THE SMELL OF INK AND SOIL: THE STORY OF (EDITION) HANSJöRG MAYER

Text by Bronac Ferran.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960981138 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
Forthcoming


See Red Women's Workshop

SEE RED WOMEN'S WORKSHOP

Foreword by Sheila Rowbotham. Text by Prudence Stevenson, Susan Mackie, Anne Robinson, Jess Baines.

FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781909829077 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 2/28/2017
Active | In stock


Sam Is Not My Uncle

SAM IS NOT MY UNCLE

Text by Alfons González.

RM

ISBN: 9788416282685 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
Active | In stock


Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters

ALCOHOL: SOVIET ANTI-ALCOHOL POSTERS

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Alexei Plutser-Sarno.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780993191152 | US $32.95

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
Active | In stock


Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

SEPARATE CINEMA: THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BLACK POSTER ART

Edited by John Duke Kisch, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Text by John Duke Kisch, Peter Doggett. Afterword by Spike Lee.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526068 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 10/6/2014
Active | In stock


Hecho en Cuba: Cinema in the Cuban Graphics

HECHO EN CUBA: CINEMA IN THE CUBAN GRAPHICS

Edited by Luigi Bardellotto. Text by Alberto Barbera, Jorge R. Bermudez, Alessandra Riccio, Luciano Del Sette.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836633203 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
Active | In stock


Posters: Speed in Italian Advertising 1890–1955

POSTERS: SPEED IN ITALIAN ADVERTISING 1890–1955

Edited by Dario Cimorelli, Anna Villari.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836632978 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
Active | In stock




print icon


arrow back


arrow back


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com