Picturing and Poeting

Picturing and Poeting


By (author) Alan Fletcher, By (author) Emily King, By (author) Fiona MacCarthy

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 246mm x 40mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 14 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714847127
  • ISBN 13: 9780714847122
  • Illustrations note: 272 col, 40 B&W
  • Sales rank: 197,996

Product description

Follow-up volume to the best-selling The Art of Looking Sideways, Picturing and Poeting is the latest collection of mind-bending images and creative wordplay from Alan Fletcher, one of the most internationally influential figures in graphic design.

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Author information

Alan Fletcher (1931-2006) belonged to that elite international group of designers who transcended the conventional boundaries of their craft. He was a founding member of the design group Pentagram and tackled every facet of design with a unique style and purpose. He was consultant Creative Director to Phaidon Press, and author of The Art of Looking Sideways and Beware Wet Paint, both published by Phaidon.

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'coaxes the reader into retraining their visual perspective.' The Independent, 7 November 2006 'reads like the scrapbook of someone with too many good ideas. - These images [ - ] have an effortless charm and wit all of their own.' Sunday Telegraph, 12 November 2006 'a colourful and pretty book - page after page of eye-catching and quizzing visual games, doodles, graphic objects, sketches and quotations. - Fletcher['s] wit and skill at turning words into pictures make this an interesting and challenging book to read.' 10 magazine, December 2006 'Charming - never has the doodle been more delightful.' Artists and Illustrators, February 2007 'comprehensively and beautifully illustrated' Grand Design, January 2007

Table of contents

Foreword People and Places Typographic Folk Art Menagerie of Imaginary Creatures Alphabetic Excursions Who Was Who Badger Graphics Santa Claus Wild Flowers The Zodiac Squaring Up Colourways Visual Comparisons Carton Icons Billet Doux The Chinese Horoscope A Nomad Eye Thought on Thinking Writing is Drawing The Twin Towers Facading Gravy Williams Characterization Letterworks An Alphabet of Sorts Bits and Pieces Acknowledgments