Book review: Area by Anthon Beeke

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I have long regarded this as my ‘design bible’, and that’s not just because of it’s size. Area 2 has been released as well, but could not let this one go unmentioned.

This image-filled book presents the work of 100 of the world’s most innovative emerging graphic designers, showcasing work from such wide-ranging projects as corporate identity, poster design, book design, packaging, typography and CD cover design. The 100 designers were selected by a distinguished group of 10 curators from around the world, all highly established and influential figures in the field of graphic design. Each curator selected and wrote about 10 exciting talents whom they consider to have made a name for themselves on the international scene over the last five years. More than 1, 500 colour images illustrate the projects, accompanied by concise, illuminating texts by the curators.

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