Fingerprint

The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design

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“A feast for the eyes and the spirit… the perfect addition to any aspiring designer’s library.”

Fingerpint is a reminder that in our constantly upgrading culture of e-gadgets and i-things, there are reliable, purposeful, low-tech tools that can help designers reconnect with their audience. Even the hint of a hand-created element can activate a surface, instill passion and energy into a medium, and reassure the recipient that human understanding and insight are the foundations for the message.

Cover to cover, the book itself embodies the value of embracing technology’s advantages while thinking beyond its limitations. It organizes and showcases examples from outstanding designers who combine the power of the computer with the tactile qualities of handmade elements. Designed to inspire, readers have returned to Fingerprint again and again for renewed ideas, interesting materials, methods, and the voices behind each project.

Foreword written by Michael Mabry, introduction by Joshua C. Chen, and insightful essays on the power of the handmade by Ross Macdonald, Debbie Millman, Jean Orlebeke, Jim Sherraden and Martin Venezky