Designers Universe: The Wow Factor
Sandu Cultural Media

Designers Universe: The Wow Factor

Inspiration and Experimentation in Graphic Design

Published by Gingko Press
272 pages, Softcover
7 1/4" x 9" (184 x 229 mm)
300 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-475-3

$39.95

Artistic inspiration can manifest in a variety of guises, from the work of other creatives, travel abroad, forms found in nature, urban blight, or cultural icons to loved ones. The title of this groundbreaking book refers not only to the seeds of creative growth or epiphany, but also to the output of the highly talented designers profiled within.

What it means to be an artist or designer is rapidly changing in today’s competitive marketplace. The age of specialization is a thing of the past as studios emerge or reinvent themselves as multidisciplinary houses, capable of offering a broader array of products and services than ever before.

From graphic design and typography, to fashion, packaging, product design, photography, art installations and film — designers are responding quickly to trends by developing new tools, from the practical to the highly conceptual, to communicate their vision and retain clients. Contains engaging interviews with an unparalleled cast of international design studios that touch on process and role influences, as well as work and identity.

CONTRIBUTORS (FROM A-Z)
  • 44flavors
  • A is a Name
  • aakkforever
  • All the Way to Paris
  • Angus MacPherson
  • Ashlea O’Neill
  • Aurélien Arnaud (PNTS studio)
  • Blow
  • Casper Chan
  • Cchickenshit Conspiracy
  • Cinco
  • Corriette Schoenaerts
  • Daydream Nation
  • Desres
  • Deutsche & Japaner
  • Driv Loo
  • Eps51
  • Esther Lee
  • Franca Moor
  • Frédérique Daubal
  • Grafisches Büro
  • Hamish Smyth
  • Hekuzuko
  • HelloMe
  • Hudson-Powell
  • Inventory Studio
  • Jean Jullien
  • Johan Hjerpe
  • Justin Blyth
  • Kalle Hagman
  • Katrin Schacke
  • Les Graphiquants
  • Mads Jakob Poulsen
  • Mark Pernice
  • Melvin Galapon
  • more+ studio
  • MyORB
  • Nam
  • Oh Yeah Studio
  • Pablo Alfieri
  • Pam&Jenny
  • PMKFA
  • Puremagenta
  • Raquel Quevedo
  • Sawdust
  • Sérgio Alves
  • Shogo Kishino
  • So Hashizume
  • Sublima Comunicación
  • Surya Prasetya
  • Swollen
  • Tilman Schlevogt
  • Tore Cheung
  • Trapped in Suburbia
  • Two Dot Two
  • Typefabric
  • Workroom
  • Xibin Lee & Ye Yao
  • Zaijia Huang