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Cardboard Design Collection – [Outside The Box]

Outside the box


Finished Day: Mar 3, 2014

Reading Notes:

Do some homework for the next show.
Need to have some break through on design as well as technique.
I still believe cardboard product can have market.
Keep our fingers crossed then.

Most of the ideas in the book can actually find on-line.
This book is just a convenient presentation tool for me.



Not Bad – [Damn Good Advice]


Finished Date: Oct 25, 2013

Reading Note:

Though some of the advice may have been outdated,
this is a great reference for people who think they are not particularly talented.

Extremely talented people are self driven and very independent.
They will learn from mistakes but not by other people’s advice.

Advertising has changed, indeed a whole damn lot!
So for some old fart like me, reading this book is like watching “Mad Men".

Having said the above, I still admired Mr Lois very much for his experience and achievement.
He should be respected!

Art as Design – [Design as Art]

Design as Art


Finished Reading: Sept 20, 2013

Reading Notes:

Written in 1966.
Translated in 1971.
Reprinted in 2008.
Still inspiring after all these years!
It’s really an astonishing classic for all designers
as well as artists.

When design in daily life becomes more and more artistic,
they become work of art and that’s how designers become artists.
Although artists may not be happy to be called designers.

It’s really hard to differentiate design and art these days
particularly fine art is becoming more and more commercial nowadays.
But who cares when design and art can be appreciated by more people?
May be the only thing different between the hearts of designers and artists is
designers always carry responsibility with them when they design but artists
are freer to express.

Just like artist may not like to be identified as designer, being a designer, I would feel a bit awkward if being called artist.


Great Looks with Great Guts – [(un)FASHION]

Finished date: June 12, 2012

Reading Notes:

Lots of amazing dressing ideas for reference.
At first I thought UN is representing United Nations.
But in fact it can be seen at that way.

Many cross-over ideas here for creative inspiration.

老外的雜貨店 – [北歐雜貨私設計]


讀完日期: 2010年10月7日


很快就翻完的一本coffee table book.