The Shape of Design
The Shape of Design is an odd little design book.
Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and craft.
It tries to supplement the abundance of technical talk and how-to elsewhere by elevating why great work is done.
Shape is a book about objectives, and it zooms out to answer a couple big questions: How does it feel to make things for other people? And how can we do so in a meaningful, engaged way?
In this meditation on designing, Frank Chimero weaves philosophy and storytelling into approachable lessons on creativity. The handbook begins at the origin of work by analyzing the creative process, then explores the possible outcomes of great design by considering the work’s audience. An empowering book, The Shape Of Design is an elegant testimony to the discipline of making things for other people.
4.25 x 7”
By Frank Chimero