- ISBN 9780500515297
- 24.00 x 15.50 cm
- Hardback without Jacket
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- First published 2010
‘Marian's work is absolutely personal, alarmingly obsessive and embarrassingly sensuous’ – Michael Bierut, Pentagram
‘A gilt-edged new tome … an eccentric mix of musings, personal anecdotes and what she, herself, calls ‘harebrained ideas … rich, playful and often funny’ – Wallpaper*
‘A generous collection of essays lovingly typeset, illustrated, laid out and produced in a manner that resists a quick glance, a skim read or any easy generalisation or summary … undeniably obsessively stylish but its contents are by turn informed, witty and movingly personal’ – Eye
This beautiful book presents a colourful collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes – at once quirky, poignant, astute and funny.
Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word-pictures have earned her professional acclaim and a cult following around the world.
Every illustration is new, created for the book, and the content combines graphic art with Marian Bantjes' contemplative but frequently amused observations of the world.
See more about the book and spreads in Marian Bantjes' own website.
Marian Bantjes started working as a book typesetter in Canada in the mid-1980s, later establishing her own successful firm. She began to develop her inimitable style of typography in 2003.