In February 2015 on the Design Indaba Conference stage, Michael Bierut announced the arrival of his first book celebrating his own varying and prolific career: How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world.
In a video interview with us earlier this year, Bierut admitted that writing about his own worked proved to be a bit of a personal challenge.
“I’ve never done a book on my work. It’s uncomfortable, because it is hard to look at it all squarely and think, ‘Is this worth putting all together? Does it all add up to something?’”
The book looks at 35 different projects, including early sketches and ideas from Bierut's personal notebooks. The book was published at the end of September 2015 and we're bringing you an exclusive look at the pages under the jacket.