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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 01 edition (2 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714848557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714848556
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 5.1 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 966,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'as simple and effective as the original … Area 2 also widens its catch beyond just print media […] providing a pretty thorough overview of the graphic design scene today.'
Creative Review

'a substantial book, impressive in its scope and ambition...Area_2 is undoubtedly a cut above - a model in how to curate, organise and present graphic design in book form.'
Design Week

'a sumptuous feast of graphic abundance … a hefty compendium of new and compelling graphic design… If you want to know what's hip, smart and fresh in international graphic design, here’s a surefooted guide. … a fizzing cocktail of work from Asia, Europe Japan and USA, but also from Brazil, Cuba, Korea, Iran, Israel, Mexico and Nigeria.'
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About the Author

Ruedi Baur is a graphic designer, educator, and the principal of Integral Ruedi Baur et Associes, located in Paris. Irma Boom is an award-winning book designer and educator, based in Amsterdam. James Goggin is founder and principal of the London-based design studio Practise. Julia Hasting is an award-winning book designer and the art director of Phaidon Press, New York. Ellen Lupton is a renowned design writer, educator, and curator, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Saki Mafundikwa is a designer, educator, and the founder of ZIVA, Zimbabwe's first graphic design and new media college. Jan Middendorp is a Dutch design writer and designer working in Berlin. Dan Nadel is the art director and publisher of the award-winning visual culture studio PictureBox Inc., located in Brooklyn, New York. Brett Phillips is principal of 3 Deep Design, located in Melbourne, Australia. Keiichi Tanaami is a renowned graphic designer and creative artist based in Tokyo.


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I know this is a book that I'll look through time and time again and always find something that I missed before. It's possible to find inspiration anywhere but it's always handy to have a concentrated source such as this.
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this is a great reference book for students there is a balance between context and visual. It's a great starting point to look into contemporary creatives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent overview 2 July 2008
By E. A. Dijkstra - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent overview of current state of design. Although the book is a bit too heavy, don't try reading this in bed or on a plane, it is worth every penny. Compared to Area (the non-numbered first issue) this book focuses not only on paper based graphic design and I really don't know how one can assess or put a value on such a broad field of possibilities. It is still brilliant. For anyone assuming an investment in graphic design be it a box, a shop, a book, stationery or whatever needs an outside with colours or patterns, this book is a must-have, must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECTION 2 May 2008
By D. Hunt - Published on Amazon.com
This is most certainly one of the best books Phaidon has published yet. Completely blows Area out of the water. Worth every penny.
5.0 out of 5 stars I lpve this book! 13 May 2009
By Summer Girl - Published on Amazon.com
I am an artist and instructor who needs an occasional design inspiration for myself or my students. This book features artwork from artists and designers around the world. It is good to see some pieces that depict an idea I've had and an artist has already created it. This gives me the motivation to keep my creative fluids active. I can also compare my work with other artists worldwide.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 3 Mar. 2014
By seabasstin - Published on Amazon.com
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Its a great historical record of great designs.
I own Area, and I used to have this one too but my original one got ruined in a flood. I was very excited to find this one for a reasonable prince on amazon.s
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Art and Design reference 2 Jun. 2010
By Ulisses F. Razaboni - Published on Amazon.com
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One of my best acquisition. Not only the book is full of amazing references, you can also find in the end, all sites, design companies and names to explore even more.
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