I love, love, love seeing how a design develops and that is exactly what this book is packed with!
This book explores influential designers’ sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer’s thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints.
Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices. Visit the author's book page at timothy-odonnell.com/sketchbook for more information.
Timothy O’Donnell (Bloomfield , NJ) is design manager for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office; his previous posts include working with Vaughan Oliver in London and MTV in New York.
To read a way cool interview with Timothy pop on over to Cool Hunting. While you are there you will see more inside pages. Ironically we were captivated by one of the same pages, this one:
Click on the image to enlarge and read about these sketches by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes, Oakland, California.
You know me, I just have to share a few of my crazy sketches with you. Now no laughing at my drawing ability or my spelling. That is not what sketching is about. It is about, for me at least, remembering an idea.
There is no spell check in a sketch book.
I use day calenders for sketchbooks. I generally have a few for each year and sometimes, as in this case this was one that I probably bought a few months into the year for a dollar or something because I love learning new words and I continued to use it into the next years until it was full. The top sketch was for a Halloween decoration made from a recycled sweater. You can see how to make a Halloween ghost decoration from an old sweater here.
This sketch is for my Halloween sweater that is again a recycled sweater that I took apart and re-crocheted a spider web on the back, you can see how to crochet a spider web sweater here.
Where do you sketch? What does your sketchbook look like?
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And one last note on the subject of sketchbooks;
Are you going to be at Maker Faire on May 30th and 31st at the San Mateo County Expo Center?
Come by the Craftside booth to get a free sketchbook/journal made from recycled materials!
Ya wanna see what one looks like? You will just have to come back to this here blog, I'm workin' on that post! It is soooo cool.
Also at the Craftside booth there will be Make and Takes and free book signings with yours truly,
-you can make a fun needle felted project out of recycled sweaters (see pictures from CHA of what the fun looks like here),
and Scatha G. Allison author of:
and the Good Mail Ladies, Carolee Gilligan Wheeler and Jennie Henchcliff, will be there doing make and takes!
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