Picturing and Poeting

Picturing and Poeting

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 40mm | 1,360.77g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 272 col, 40 B&W
  • 0714847127
  • 9780714847122
  • 217,385

About Alan Fletcher

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.show more

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 Acknowledgmentsshow more

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"Coaxes the reader into retraining their visual perspective."-The Independent "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 "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 "Charming - never has the doodle been more delightful."-Artists and Illustrators "Comprehensively and beautifully illustrated."-Grand Designshow more

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"Coaxes the reader into retraining their visual perspective."âThe Independent "Reads like the scrapbook of someone with too many good ideas. - These images [ - ] have an effortless charm and wit all of their own."âSunday Telegraph "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."â10 magazine "Charming - never has the doodle been more delightful."âArtists and Illustrators "Comprehensively and beautifully illustrated."âGrand Designshow more

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