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Please make this look nice : the graphic design process

Ahlberg, Peter, author.
Please make this look nice : the graphic design process / Peter Ahlberg.
New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2016.
272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Other contributors
Drawing Center (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Portion of title
Graphic design process
Accompanies an exhibition at The Drawing Center, New York, USA (Feb. 19, 2016 - Mar. 20, 2016).
Includes index.
  • Foreword / Brett Littman
  • Introduction / Peter Ahlberg
  • Michael Bierut
  • Experimental Jetset
  • Paul Sahre
  • Natasha Jen
  • Milton Glaser
  • Writing/drawing
  • Karlssonwilker
  • Maira Kalman
  • Ed Fella
  • Seymour Chwast
  • Abbott Miller
  • Prototypes/tools/photography
  • Elliott Earls
  • Post typography
  • Gail Anderson
  • Nicholas Blechman
  • John Gall
  • Assemblage/mechanicals
  • Stephen Doyle
  • Bob Gill
  • Chermayeff & Geismar
  • James Victore
  • Objects/works/studios
  • Paula Scher
  • Stefan Sagmeister.
Please Make This Look Nice is a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of more than fifty graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world. Hundreds of never-before-seen images mined from their archives are woven together with first-hand observations, resulting in a rich and diverse perspective on the nature of making. A must-have for students, devotees, and practicing designers, it expands the most basic understanding of graphic design--how it gets made and its effect on the modern world. Celebrated graphic design contributors including Maira Kalman, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Experimental Jetset, Carin Goldberg, Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar, Paul Sahre, and Stefan Sagmeister, as well as emerging design stars, share their far-ranging insights and personal means of finding inspiration. Kalman advises on the importance of journals and walking; Sagmeister meditates on his desire to find, define, and create beauty in a world defined by efficiency; Bierut speaks to the existence of many possible solutions to a single design problem as well as how his own process developed in response to his mentor Massimo Vignelli; and Ed Fella encourages designers to experiment, innovate, and discover a personal methodology unique to their own criteria, interests, and values. Please Make This Look Nice is sure to appeal to type and graphic design professionals, students, and design fans alike.
Subject headings
Graphic arts--Exhibitions.
Graphic design (Typography)--Exhibitions.
Genre heading
Exhibition catalogs
9780847848348 (paperback)
0847848345 (paperback)


Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
NC997 .A683 2016
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
NC997 .A683 2016
Columbus Library - Stacks
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