‘Couples’ embraces the magic of graphic design, in particular its usefulness, wealth, and display of creativity on many levels. Specifically, the book focuses on male/female pictograms and how designers create visual solutions in response to everyday situations and choices. The pairs of pictograms collected and compiled by graphic designer Koos Staal perfectly illustrate the notion that there are many different solutions to every problem. In this creative freedom lies not only the strength and power of design but also the fun of it. ‘Couples’ is published to mark the conclusion of Staal’s professional career as an independent graphic designer, which was launched in 1975.
|92 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 21 cm, pb, Dutch/English|