Resource List: Design With a New Lens
Portfolio Review
15/01/16

Design Educator & Affiliate Member Diane Mikhael shares a list of publications that inspire unique design ideas and reflect on the evolution of design.

 

 

1. Brand New: The Shape of Brands to Come by Wally Olins

An iconic visionary in the field questions the future for branding and offers analyses of the 'fast-evolving global marketplace' and globalization. 

 

 

2. Works That Work Magazine by Peter Biľak

Not like any magazine! Works That Work opens a window onto the world of ideas, exploring the theme of unexpected creativity and how it improves people's lives. It highlights the impact of design and the difference that creativity makes in users’ everyday lives. This is a must-read publication. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. An Essay on Typography by Eric Gill

An upfront little publication that reminds typographers and graphic designers of the ‘subtle and evolving challenge of the typographic arts.’ Type is beautiful!

 

 

4. Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice by Wendy Gunn, Ton Otto, Rachel Charlotte Smith

In this era, designers are embracing 'collaboration, intervention and co-creation'. This book is a direct model that illustrates this idea. It introduces ‘concepts, methods, practices and challenges of the new field on Design Anthropology'.

 

 

 

 

What other books would you consider essential reading? Email your suggestions to to add to the list. 

 

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