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Anatomy of design


Uncovering the influences and inspirations in modern graphic design

Stephen Heller and Mirko Ilić Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 2007

Designers are conceptual pack rats; they crowd as much raw material into their brains as possible, and then draw upon it to create their work. The anatomy of design reveals how great design derives from countless inspirational sources – some well known, some unknown, some obvious, some seemingly inconsequential, and all relevant. Metaphorically speaking, this unique book is an anatomical cross-section of 49 finished contemporary designs.

Hardback, 26 x 26 cm, 50 fold-out pages, colour illustrations.

ISBN 978-1-59253-212-4