Bob Gill, so far.

The definitive book on the work of Bob Gill, with more than three hundred pieces of his most inventive work, collated from his eighteen books along with some thoughts about how to come up with an original idea.

Bob Gill, so far

Bob Gill, so far

Bob Gill, so far

“If anyone who can type can do much of the work previously done by well-paid specialists, what’s left for the designer? They have to do things that a typist with a computer can’t do. This means they have to be thinkers, problem-solvers, whether they like it or not.”

Bob Gill, so far

Bob Gill, so far“When you point a finger at someone, remember, three fingers are pointed at you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the spreads show a single image to a page. Sometimes a short description runs along the bottom. Gill’s work doesn’t need much of a description. It’s obvious. Not in a bad way, but in the way it’s easy to miss those hidden gems that stare us in the face.

Bob Gill, so farLogo: John Page, sound recordist, spelled phonetically

If you don’t have any of Bob Gill’s books, this is the one to buy. Even if you have a couple, it’s still a great addition to the bookshelves.

Bob Gill, so far

Get a copy from publisher Laurence King, or here:

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5 responses

  1. Some of Bob’s books aren’t easy to get hold of, and he’d just turned 80 when this was put together. Younger designers are very unlikely to buy all his books, so if there’s ever a good time for a “best of,” I think this is it.

  2. I agree. Every designer should have at least one of this books on their bookshelf and every design student should be taught how he redefines a brief to arrive at a solution to a problem.

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