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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love it
Inspiring, full of wonderful ideas for everyone who designs posters, plus very nice book edition. Haapy to have it in my collection :)
Published 19 months ago by Gosia Bielawska

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good examples of posters, but book could have been so much better
This book contains some excellent examples of poster designs from 30 designers/agencies (you can see which designers have been included if you use the 'Look Inside' Option in the top left hand corner of this page). The posters cover a wide array of topics, including music, theatre, domestic violence, events, sex and museums.

Each designer is given 6-8 pages -...
Published on 13 Nov 2010 by G Marwaha


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good examples of posters, but book could have been so much better, 13 Nov 2010
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This review is from: New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century (Paperback)
This book contains some excellent examples of poster designs from 30 designers/agencies (you can see which designers have been included if you use the 'Look Inside' Option in the top left hand corner of this page). The posters cover a wide array of topics, including music, theatre, domestic violence, events, sex and museums.

Each designer is given 6-8 pages - the first is a written overview of their work, their creative philosophy, a biography and why posters are important. A selection of their posters are then presented over the next several pages. Unfortunately, only one or two posters are given full page glory. The rest are presented as quarter page or half page images. This is the first disappointing aspect of the book - I, and I'm sure many others, would have happily paid more money to see all the posters presented on individual pages. Posters need to be shown as large as possible to do them any justice and I think the quarter/half page images are very weak. I felt I couldn't appreciate the work as much as the larger images and, in my opinion, I couldn't fully appreciate their context. The last couple of pages of each "chapter" are the thumbnails of the posters you have just seen together with some accompanying text that provide answers to the following questions:

Title
Client
Size
Printing process
Inks
Are posters what you predominantly do for this client?

Comps presented
Revisions
Approval
Involvement with final printing

There is also a little paragraph about the poster itself.

The second flaw to this book is that whilst 30 designers'/agencies' work is presented, they are from the following countries: USA (15), France (1), China (2), Germany (2), Israel (2), Poland (1), Iran (1), Canada (2), Switzerland (1), Russia (1), Netherlands (1), Slovenia (1). A more thorough book would have included work from the UK, Japan, South America and Australia. The US bias was a poor choice from the publishers. The final chapter of the book does present a selection of thumbnails from other budding poster designers of the world, but really seemed like an after thought and had very little point to it.

Overall, I think this book could have been much better and I would have paid more for a more thorough publication. If you're into posters, then I suspect you'll buy this book regardless of my review. If you just having a passing interest in them, I'd advise you to spend your hard earned cash elsewhere.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Just No, 15 July 2014
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Terrible layout, with tiny thumbnails of some posters, just really inconsistent and irregular. At the beginning of the book there are some decent posters, but throughout the book I became more and more disappointed and bored. Bad choices of imagery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love it, 10 Dec 2012
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Inspiring, full of wonderful ideas for everyone who designs posters, plus very nice book edition. Haapy to have it in my collection :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insperational, 21 Jan 2010
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Very impressed, covers many styles, each page offering something new to think about and a joy to look at.
It's also a very good quality book, with dust sheet, with very good quality paper and ink.
Bargain.
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