As a student studying Graphic Design I needed a book which covers a wide range of subjects to do with finishing a design, I'm especially interested in hand made graphic design. This book features different printing techniques, surface manipulation, formatting and binding and different graphic devices. Designers are now wanting to go back to the earlier practices of handmade, hand finishing design where feel is just as important as layout and communication. As the author says 'Its essential to inspire consumers to savour the experience of a thoughtfully and beautifully crafted design artefact.'
This book simply presents you with these ideas; featuring original work from leading design agencies you have a perfectly balanced retrospective of design work involving the hand today.
No explanations needed, just simple, beautifully taken photographs of the work. I know this is the sort of book that will be useful throughout my course, and after.
It also features a great index with contact details for every designer/agency featured in the book.