Monday, 29 July 2013

Rennie's Roses

One of the most ripped off design motifs must be Rennie Mackintosh's Stylized Art Noveau Roses ?!

These two examples are by the man himself.

There are however literally hundreds of copies of this that don't even bother to acknowledge the originals in any way.

Thursday, 18 July 2013



An illustrated anthology from William Morris to the present day
1995 edited Ruari McLean

Dang I couldnt find a cover shot but this book is worth hunting for.

Useful sensible logical observations and comments on type book publishingpage layout product quality  design ornament and other problems that designers still have to deal with today.

You do not have to be a typographer to benefit from this book.

Go and see if your college or university library has a copy hidden somewhere even in its in stack.