Designing Design

“Creativity is to discover a question that has never been asked. If one brings up an idiosyncratic question, the answer he gives will necessarily be unique as well.” – Kenya Hara, Designing Design. This philosophy is the thread that runs through the entire text of Kenya Hara’s deep and thoughtful book, Designing Design (Amazon: US|CA|UK|DE). The book begins with several exhibitions that Hara organised and for which he devised the question that should be answered. For...

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Kenya Hara Preview

I have been doing some moonlighting over at Eye magazine’s blog for their The Form of the Book series. The Form of the Book is about what books look like – how they are designed, produced and feel more than the content itself. The physical aspect of design books is one of the key reasons why The Designer’s Review of Books was started and we try to cover some aspect of the production in most reviews. I chose Keyna Hara’s Designing Design because it stands out as a lovely...

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