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Beware Wet Paint : Designs by Alan Fletcher - Alan Fletcher

Beware Wet Paint

Designs by Alan Fletcher

Paperback Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9780714843780
Number Of Pages: 266

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A witty, wide-ranging monograph on Alan Fletcher, international graphic master and founder of Pentagram.

Surveys 35 years of Fletcher's work, with over 100 design solutions accompanied by full commentary.

Designed by Fletcher himself, the book offers a vibrant description of an artist at work.

Includes an interview with Fletcher and three additional essays, giving insight into the designer's philosophy and process.

About the Authors

Jeremy Myerson is Professor of Design Studies and Co-Director of the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre at the Royal College of Art in London, and former Editor of Design Week and of Creative Review.

Rick Poynor writes on design and the visual arts. He is founder and Editor of Eye magazine, the acclaimed international review of graphic communication, from 1990-7. His books include Typographica, Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World, Profile and No More Rules.

David Gibbs has been editorial consultant to Pentagram since the 1970s. He is the editor of Pentagram: The Compendium, also published by Phaidon.

Industry Reviews

'Fletcher probably gets bored with always being on the receiving end of praise, but his work is simply terrific - buy this book.' (FX) 'One of the best graphic design books ever published.' (Critique)

Beware wet paintp. 9
Ideas take shapep. 15
Colourwaysp. 29
Pidgin graphicsp. 45
In conversationp. 61
Body languagep. 69
Making marksp. 85
Nothing wastedp. 103
Manipulating the eyep. 113
A graphic excursionp. 125
Letterwritingp. 141
Wayfindingp. 155
Recycling materialsp. 163
The man who looked aroundp. 177
Weather reportp. 183
Purloiningp. 195
Exploiting uniformityp. 205
Negative is positivep. 217
Star gazingp. 229
The alphabet at workp. 239
Background is foregroundp. 253
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780714843780
ISBN-10: 0714843784
Audience: General
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 21.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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