Designer's Review of Books
Books for the creative mind
Design Transitions - author interview
With its obsession with creating the new and improving the old, design is naturally a field that is in constant flux. In the past decade, design has been grappling with its identity somewhat.
Jan 20, 2015 - 22 min read
Push Start: The Art of Video Games
Review by Andy Polaine I grew up with video and computer games. When I was a young child, I remember my father coming home from the pub telling me about the fantastic game he had played there.
Dec 3, 2014 - 5 min read
Critiqued: 5 Questions with the Author
When fellow Designers Review of Books author Christina Beard contacted me about her new book I was of course very interested to see what one of our own had come up with.
Jan 13, 2014 - 5 min read
Ken Garland: Structure and Substance—review and interview
The smell of Cow Gum rubber cement and the fascination of stacked Letraset trays form a large part of my childhood memories of afternoons spent at my father’s graphic design and advertising agency.
Oct 14, 2013 - 11 min read
The Vintage & Classic Style Guide
In order to deal with the ever-growing pile of design books on my desk, I have become more choosy about what to review. Some design books are simply gorgeous design objects, others contain insightful content.
Sep 9, 2013 - 4 min read
A Way to Learn to See: The new Interaction of Color iPad app
Reviewed by Carolina de Bartolo In my 2010 review of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color, I summarized this most excellent volume as “an eternal gift to the world of design.
Aug 16, 2013 - 4 min read