IdN v18n6: Humorous Design — Design in Contempt Who doesn’t like to make people laugh? An ability to do this always adds something special to the message being conveyed, however serious its ultimate intent, and the rewards for those designers with a universal sense of humour, and technique to match, can be huge. In this issue, we have gathered together the work and words of 11 genuinely funny designers, who all have radically different approaches. If you think that you […]
. Dave McKean re-used the same illustration for the cover of the Counting Crows album This Desert Life a year later. The image became more associated with the album, when the book was re-released it came with this cover instead…: …which is rather sad to look at in my opinion.
– picked this up from a thrift shop years ago. i thought it was some hip design book called Discard just based on the cover (with the title stamped on the upper right corner): it’s a 1960 book that the library had discarded called Adventure in Williamsburg ;p photos from the book by Carol Seghers II
– recently picked up these books on character art/iconography in advertising/culture/daily life. although one focuses on Japanese and the other on American character icons, both books kind of go hand in hand. also interesting to note that the ad character has become less prevalent in american advertising/culture, while the opposite is true in japan. Meet Mr. Product, The Art of The Advertising Character by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain Offering up a bustling gallery of over 500 spokescharacters, this chunky […]