Make Your MarkDesign is at a turning point. Our infatuation with—and the backlash against—technology is over. Today's best designers have learned to embrace its advantages and think beyond its limitations by combining the power of the computer with the tactile qualities of handmade elements.Inside you'll find examples of work that showcase a variety of design methods, including mixed media, illustration, letterpress, screenprinting and collage. You'll find inspiration in examples from outstanding designers and see how traditional elements can make a more powerful statement than anesthetized computer-only work. Fingerprint also includes insightful essays on the power of the handmade by Debbie Millman, Jean Orlebeke, Jim Sherraden, Martin Venezky and Ross Macdonald.The projects in this book are beautiful, technical, simple, layered and powerful. Each project communicates its intended message with eloquence.You can be part of this exciting design revolution. Leave your own fingerprint on the world by exploring the fusion of the digital with the hand-wrought.

Fingerprint Details

ReleaseOct 19th, 2006
PublisherHOW Books
Number of pages176 pages
GenreDesign, Art, Nonfiction, Art Design, Reference

Fingerprint Review

  • Lydia
    January 10, 2010
    This book is great for design inspiration; and unlike other books in the field, tells you what materials the artist used and more about their process. It's great to see what can be done through creativity and thinking beyond the computer screen.
  • eva
    April 8, 2012
    I was expecting more tips, and methods and the like than examples of projects.It was nice because it showed a range of projects and highlighted elements of it.Not really what I wanted or was looking for.
  • Yesica
    October 2, 2009
    Great inspiration guide!
  • Sarah
    July 29, 2008
    I get excited every time I open the pages of this book. A great visual resource for any artist or graphic designer. I just wish it were longer.
  • Rebekah
    December 6, 2008
    I loved this book. It's a great design book for those interested in mixing both handmade products with graphic design. I discovered several great ideas that I'm looking forward to testing.
  • Anne
    October 15, 2008
    tasty. candy. for the eye.sadly I had to return it to the library, for there is a long, long list of holds on it.
  • Will Smith
    January 3, 2008
  • kaitlyn
    November 26, 2008
  • Carolee Wheeler
    March 31, 2007
    Such a cool volume. Great to see so much creative action in the Bay Area--and some of them are people I know!
  • Cheryl
    March 14, 2008
    I've just started but I love this book. Reminds me of my old school design roots before clip-art and computers.
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