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I Wonder

by Marian Bantjes

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I like Marian Bantjes mind. She's one of those wickedly smart people who can draw connections across time and seemingly disparate topics . . . mostly because she creates the space to observe and wonder. ( )
  beckydj | Dec 23, 2013 |
It's hard to know where to start when describing this book. Should I say that the materials used in the illustrations range from gemstones to shredded wheat? Or discuss the way she links the rules of medieval heraldry to modern corporate branding?

Bantjes' work overwhelms the senses and stands in opposition to stark minimalism and modernism. Her style isn't for everyone (I skipped an essay whose font was all but illegible), but her ideas will challenge and inspire anyone who loves design. Plus, this book is worth owning just for the essay with twelve elaborate text borders created entirely out of raw pasta.

Dizzyingly beautiful. ( )
  Katya0133 | Mar 22, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500515298, Hardcover)

Quirky, poignant, astute, funny this beautiful book presents a colourful collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:10 -0400)

Quirky, poignant, and astute, this book presents a colourful collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. Her ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world.… (more)

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