GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Metropolis Books

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

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Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 179   

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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

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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!
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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.
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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

The Magic of Things

THE MAGIC OF THINGS

By Gerda Breuer.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782583
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Otto Baumberger

OTTO BAUMBERGER

Text by Martin Heller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781296
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Pub Date: 1/31/2008
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Photo Graphics

PHOTO GRAPHICS

Text by Nanni Baltzer.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781289
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Pub Date: 1/31/2008
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The Hand

THE HAND

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784778
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Pub Date: 11/25/2015
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Head to Head: Political Portraits

HEAD TO HEAD: POLITICAL PORTRAITS

Text by Thomas Macho.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781517
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Pub Date: 1/31/2009
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Paradise Switzerland

PARADISE SWITZERLAND

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782057
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Pub Date: 1/31/2010
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Help!

HELP!

Text by Sønke Gau, Katharina Schlieben.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781746
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Pub Date: 1/31/2009
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Zürich–Milano

ZüRICH–MILANO

Text by Hans Höger.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037780794
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Pub Date: 10/20/2006
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Josef Muller-Brockmann

JOSEF MULLER-BROCKMANN

Text by Catherine de Smet. Contributions by Lars Müller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783924
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Pub Date: 2/27/2014
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Philips-Twen

PHILIPS-TWEN

Edited by Jens Müller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781807
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Pub Date: 9/29/2009
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Comix!

COMIX!

Contributions by Pascal Lefèvre, Bettina Richter.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037780992
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Pub Date: 1/31/2008
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Breaking the Rules: Posters from the Turbulent 1980s in Switzerland

BREAKING THE RULES: POSTERS FROM THE TURBULENT 1980S IN SWITZERLAND

Text by Martin Jaeggi, Peter Schweiger.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037780947
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Pub Date: 1/31/2007
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