The Lost Art of Comping

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The pencil is still the designer’s best friend. This collection of instructive pencil sketches for book covers and jackets reveals just how important precision was the to the designer of 1930 Germany. Through thumbnail sketches ideas are brought to the surface and then refined until the final. Aesthetic and style preferences aside, this lesson in craft is as important today as it was before the computer.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →