Steven Heller's Graphic Design Rants and Raves is a collection of essays regarding graphic design in the 21st century. I supposed the essays were published somewhere else before because the stories of Hillary vs Trump campaign were written like they were recent events.
This book should appeal to those who want to learn more about the application of graphic design and their effectiveness. The essays covers a lot of interesting topics. It talks about the choice of typography to project power, book jackets, tombstone designs, Charlie Hebdo and freedom of expression, numerology in design, USPS stamps, food packaging, the letter K, XXX, Playboy magazine, the smiley face and even on design critiquing, and more.
Overall, the book's an interesting read with plenty of insights and opinions from Steven Heller, who's also an author and editor of many other design related books.
I do have some nitpicks though since this book is on design. Sometimes when referring to certain designs, there aren't any accompanying pictures so I just don't know what designs Heller is talking about because I've not seen them before. Also, there were a couple of typo errors. -_-"
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