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


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 #news #books #analogue #bookcase #graphic-design #susielomovitz


  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

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