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The inimitable designer, Michael Bierut, expounds on design criticism in this acclaimed compendium. Whether serious or humorous, flattering or biting, Bierut is always on the mark. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut’s intelligent and accessible texts pull design culture into crisp focus. A must-have for any designer studying or working today. 

Designer: Michael Bierut
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Language: English
Size: 
6 × 9″ / 152 × 229 mm
Pages: 272
Publication: 2012
Binding: Paperback

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Now You See It and Other Essays on Design (Hardback)

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Synopsis
The follow-up to Michael Bierut’s acclaimed Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design brings together 50+ insightful and thought-provoking short pieceshe has written over the past decade.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616896249

Number of pages: 240

Dimensions: 236 x 163 mm


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“Bierut is the consummate corporate designer, and his collection of essays, Now You See It, brings you behind the curtain of professionalism to expose exactly how design is produced and functions in the real world. In other hands this might seem esoteric, but there is no more fluid or engaging writer, in any subject; reading Michael Bierut is like listening to Don Draper sell a campaign for Lucky Strike. Better still, in this book you can read Bierut riffing on the implications of Don Draper selling a campaign for Lucky Strike.”
– Dallas Morning News
“In this book of essays, Michael Bierut explores topics ranging from typefaces and hoaxes to urban architecture and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Bierut, a partner at Pentagram, writes with humor about how design shapes our world.”
– Fast Company’s Co.Design
“In Now You See It, Bierut displays his polyamorous curiosity and facility for explaining the world through a designer’s lens. With his trademark wit and penchant for charming folksy anecdotes, he hops from an essay about the architecture of his childhood home, to several entries about his philosophy on fonts, detours to discussing dalliances with clients and concludes with reflections about his most-discussed work: the Hillary Clinton campaign logo. In each of the book’s 53 bite-sized chapters, Bierut demonstrates how a designer can go into one rabbit hole and emerge smarter by taking the time to reflect about the visuals he encounters or produces.”
– Quartz
“An anthology of essays by celebrated designer Michael Bierut, covering pop culture, process, inspiration, mentorship, and the history of design.”
– BuzzFeed
“This is a story of optimism and curiosity disguised as a book of design essays-an entertaining and encouraging account for those in any creative industry.”
– Technical Communication

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