I Wonder

by Marian Bantjes

The Monacelli Press | October 19, 2010 | Hardcover

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Quirky, poignant, astute, funny-this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister''s telling words, Bantjes''s work is his  "favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 3.82 × 2.48 × 0.37 in

Published: October 19, 2010

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580932967

ISBN - 13: 9781580932967

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I Wonder

by Marian Bantjes

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 3.82 × 2.48 × 0.37 in

Published: October 19, 2010

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580932967

ISBN - 13: 9781580932967

About the Book

Quirky, poignant, astute, funny--this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister's telling words, Bantjes's work is his "favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Stefan Sagmeister
Introduction
Wonder
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars
The Politics of Ornament
Ye Olde Graphic Designer
Honour
Cemeteries
1 Sign 4 All
Secrets
The Alphabet: A Critique
Assembling Two IKEA Bookshelves
Memory 1: Photography
Santa TM
Memory 2: Notes on a Life
Sources
Notes on the Production

From the Publisher

Quirky, poignant, astute, funny-this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister''s telling words, Bantjes''s work is his  "favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning."

About the Author

Marian Bantjes is a typographic illustrator and graphic designer based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Acclaimed for its wit and originality, her work is included in major anthologies and international publications on typography and graphic design.

Editorial Reviews

“''I Wonder'' is not only a source of inspiration, but also a beautiful work of art." —HOW Magazine "I Wonder rises above the usual design book in the way Bantjes marries her text—a deeply considered set of essays on topics such as Wonder, Ornament, Honor, the Alphabet—with the shapes and patterns her imagination enters to reveal layers of meaning . . . the book is a testament to the artist/author’s belief in the ultimate democracy of the act of creation." —Felt & Wire "Turning the pages was an activity in joy . . . The book starts off with a bang and continues for quite some time." —designnotes.info "Marian Bantjes creates the most incredible, thoughtful, interesting, gorgeous lettering aside from writing compelling articles on design." —www.book-by-its-cover.com " ‘I Wonder is covered with the intricate, luxurious ornament typical of Bantjes’ style and is full of amusing observations of the world, personal musings and how these things relate to the visual world around us." —gooddesignbaddesign.com " I Wonder is out now, packed full of decorative typographical delights . . . not only for those of the typographic pattern persuasion, but those who seek energy & surprise on the printed page." —FAD "The black and gold cover is as compelling as the inside contents. The writings and artwork are interdependent and flow together to create a narrative that’s a delectable feast for the eyes, mind and
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