That book I mentioned arrived a few days ago.
Inside the cardboard covers are more than three hundred of Gill’s most inventive images from his eighteen books, together with a few thoughts about how to get an original idea.
“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.”
“When you point a finger at someone, remember, three fingers are pointed at you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the spreads are sparse with one image per page. Sometimes a single-sentence description will run along the bottom. Gill’s work doesn’t need much of a description. It’s obvious. Not in a bad way, but obvious in the way that we often miss the hidden gem that’s right under our nose.
Logo: 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 two or three, it’s still a great addition to the library.
Buy Bob Gill, so far from publisher Laurence King, or through Amazon.
Other recommended books.