Analogue Approaches to Graphic Design: Analogue Graphic Design in My Bookshelf

5

In the recent years, analogue graphic design has become very popular, so publishing houses have created very good compilations with the best of the best of this style. I am a big fan of these kinds of books: they inspire me very much and are a reference for many things, including photography. I invite you to peer into my bookshelf to look through some of them.

Let’s start with TACTILE, High Touch Visuals, published by Die Gestalten in 2007. As they say, this book “shows how graphic design is moving into three-dimensional objects and products”. It’s a very funny book and every single page is amazing. For all those who thinks that 2007 is already prehistoric, here is the second part, TANGIBLE, High Touch Visuals which was published in 2009.

1- TACTILE, High Touch Visuals title page. 2- Carlo Giovani. 3- Zucker Und Pfeffer. Chragokyberneticks. Thundercut. Fromkeetra. 4- Pixelgarten. 5- Taku Anekawa. Theres Jörger. Sandrine Pelletier and Maskara.

Let’s continue with PAPERCRAFT, Design and Art with Paper, also from Gestalten, published in September 2009. An authentic jewel that also has a CD with nice templates and stunning motion-graphics. Please do not miss this video about the book, it’s awesome! And if you still think the 2009 is remote, don’t worry, in March of this year Papercraft 2 was recently published.

1- PAPERCRAFT, Design and Art with Paper title page. 2- Peter Callesen. 3- Yulia Brodskaya. Brock Davis Studio: Laser Bread. 4- Thomas Allen. 5- Jen Stark. 6- Sarah Illenberger. 7- CD. 8-Templates and motion index.

Another delightful book is Paper Engineering: 3D Techniques for a 2D Material by Natalie Avella, published in English by Roto Vison in 2004 – there is a new and better edition than mine! What I really like of this book are the spectacular examples of “pop-up” and the great ideas for invitations, cards and brochures.

1- Paper Engineering: 3D Techniques for a 2D Material title page. 2 y 3- Ron van der Meer. 4- Angry. 5- Títulos del libro. 6- Multistorey. 7-Charlie Thomas.

And finally one of my favorites, THE SKETCHBOOKS, by Richard Brereton, published by Blume in 2009. This book brings together the sketchbooks from great designers, illustrators and creative, allowing us to see the most analogue sketches and the first ideas that we seldom have access.

1- LOS CUADERNOS title page. 2- Henrik Drescher. 3- Henrik Delehag. 4- Asako Masunouchi. 5- Chris Gilvan-Cartwright. 6 y 7- Paulus M. Dreibohlz.

Well, I hope you enjoyed them. Now, after this dose of inspiration, a lomographer must do what a lomographer do: shoot! shoot! shoot!

written by susielomovitz on 2011-07-27 in #news #bookcase #susielomovitz #graphic-design #analogue #books

5 Comments

  1. amirulshahrom
    amirulshahrom ·

    I wish i could read those books right now.

  2. stevelomo
    stevelomo ·

    Great article! Paper is so versatile and theres so much more beyond the screen!

  3. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    your bookshelf looks almost just like mine ;)

  4. lucretia
    lucretia ·

    OMG! I sooooo want those books! :D

  5. elletra
    elletra ·

    Fantastic! I'm going to the craft store after work now! ;D

More Interesting Articles

  • My Key to Escaping Digital Confinement: The Lomo LC-Wide

    written by nickpage on 2015-01-09 in #lifestyle
    My Key to Escaping Digital Confinement: The Lomo LC-Wide

    I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.

    4
  • The Best of the LomoKino Turns One! Watch a Year's Worth of Fun Compilation Videos

    written by shhquiet on 2014-10-01 in #competitions
    The Best of the LomoKino Turns One! Watch a Year's Worth of Fun Compilation Videos

    A year ago we started a series highlighting the very best LomoKino movies. We asked you to share your LomoKino masterpieces for a chance to be included in our monthly compilation, and you happily obliged. Now we're proud to present the Best of the LomoKino for the past year - enjoy!

  • Fresh from the Lab: My First Roll of Film with the New Petzval Lens

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2014-11-14 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: My First Roll of Film with the New Petzval Lens

    Many of you may be aware that I was able to test the New Petzval Lens beforehand, but I finally got my own personal Petzval lens very recently. Of course I had to take it out for a spin immediately!

    2
  • Shop News

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply without hurting your budget. At 30% off you can now experiment with 8 sequential shots in one 35mm print! Tell stories in 2.5 seconds with 8 scenes in one shot!

  • Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-20 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    Recently, I used my trusty Fuji Silvi. It may not be my all-time favorite camera, but I just wanted to use it because I kind of missed shooting with it. So I decided to look through my film stash to see what I could use with the Fuji Silvi. After much consideration, I ended up picking the old Agfa CT Precisa ISO 100 to get that classic blue tone. Silvia Precisa!

    2
  • Lomo'Instant: How to Make Instant Connections

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-31 in #lifestyle

    Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.

  • The World, According to Herr Willie: The Amazon

    written by wil6ka on 2015-04-09 in #world #locations
    The World, According to Herr Willie: The Amazon

    It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.

    6
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • From Russia with Love: Motorama Shoots with the La Sardina Splendour

    written by zonderbar on 2014-08-04 in #people #lomoamigos
    From Russia with Love: Motorama Shoots with the La Sardina Splendour

    I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.

  • Something New: Cutting my Analogue Teeth with the La Sardina in Vietnam

    written by _analogue on 2015-01-22 in #lifestyle
    Something New: Cutting my Analogue Teeth with the La Sardina in Vietnam

    I began 2015 with my first foray into the exciting world of analogue photography. With La Sardina in hand, I flew to Hanoi, Vietnam tentative, insecure, yet excited beyond words. How did I fare for my very first roll of film?

    7
  • My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    written by bloomchen on 2015-01-22 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 3)

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-04 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 3)

    Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.

  • My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    written by jokelangens on 2014-08-27 in #lifestyle
    My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.

  • Ekeupratama is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-18 in #world #news
    Ekeupratama is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to ekeupratama for winning Home of the Day!

    2