Frank Chimero - Book selection

Frank Chimero visited Brisbane on Tuesday 6 June as part of the Portable Presents Series. Frank is one of America’s preeminent thought leaders on design theory, practice and culture. He has worked as a designer, illustrator and strategist for brands such as the New York Times, Facebook, WIRED and his recent book The Shape of Design explores the notion that logic may not always be the best way to solve design problems. His work often employs symbolism, concepts and storytelling simultaneously, creating pieces that both delight and provoke though.

In his talk, Frank explored and revealed his innate understanding of design and its role within larger systems, discussing the patterns of good design, choices that we make in design how it can influence change.

Frank was delightful and kindly shared his favourite design resources with the APDL, which now form part of the SLQ + APDL collection.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud Ways of Seeing by John Berger The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert BringhurstGraphic Design Manual by Armin Hoffman The Elements of Colour by Johannes Itten Thinking with Type by Ellen Lypton Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann Design as Art by Bruno Munari Tibor Kalman by Peter Hall Saul Bass by Pat Kirkam Born Modern by Steve Heller, Elains Lustig Cohen Paul Rand by Steven Heller Printed Matter by Karel Martens Pragmatic Thinking & Learning by Andrew Hunt The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman The Little Price by Antoine De Saint-Exupery Illuminations by Walter Benjamin Tricksters Makes This World by Lewis Hyde Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson Seeing is Forgetting The Name of The Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
Graphic Design Manual by Armin Hoffman
The Elements of Colour by Johannes Itten
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lypton
Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann
Design as Art by Bruno Munari
Tibor Kalman by Peter Hall
Saul Bass by Pat Kirkam
Born Modern by Steve Heller, Elains Lustig Cohen
Paul Rand by Steven Heller
Printed Matter by Karel Martens
Pragmatic Thinking & Learning by Andrew Hunt
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
The Little Price by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin
Tricksters Makes This World by Lewis Hyde
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Seeing is Forgetting The Name of The Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

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