S'more Books to Read
The books this time range from designer sketchbooks to small, micro buildings.
The first book I'd like to mention is from Laurence King Publishing and is called Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators & Creatives.
This book looks at the intimate sketchbooks that many of us carry around and use to put down our thoughts and ideas. Sketchbook looks at many different artists' books and is accompanied by interviews with the artists themselves. They talk about how they use their books and how what goes on around them influences what they do. There're some beautiful doodles and sketches in the book - much better than I could do after working at it for a long time. It's a good look and read.
Next, there's the book called Copywriting - Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing. This book does more than simply explain what good copy consists of and what to do about it, it also contains case studies exampling good and bad copy. Mark Shaw, the author, really explains things well in the book and can really help us write much better. This book is also put out by Laurence King.
Lastly, there's the little book called Micro - Very Small Buildings. This book is all about space - the space we need, but not that we can have. With the limited space happening all around us, Micro details small, and sometimes portable, shelters and structures that meet the need for creative architecture. Written by Ruth Slavid, an architectural writer and editor, she provides insight on the structures and what caused them to be. Another great and informational read.
Chronicle and Laurence King put out some great literature. The design of the books themselves look good on any bookshelf or coffee table. I believe there's something here for everyone.