I Wonder (Paperback)

I Wonder By Marian Bantjes, Stefan Sagmeister (Foreword by) Cover Image

I Wonder (Paperback)


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Quirky, poignant, astute, funny—this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister's telling words, Bantjes's work is his  "favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning."
Marian Bantjes is a typographic illustrator and graphic designer based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Acclaimed for its wit and originality, her work is included in major anthologies and international publications on typography and graphic design.
Product Details ISBN: 9781580935197
ISBN-10: 1580935192
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English
"I Wonder is not a monograph but, in Bantjes’s words, “a book of ideas,” 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 generalization or summary."
—John L. Walters, Eye

"I am compelled to write about I Wonder with as much flourish as is graphically demonstrated on page after page... it is a wondrous, if breathless, display of virtuosic craft."
—Steven Heller, New York Times Magazine

"I Wonder is more than just eye candy...[it] is a playground for Marian Bantjes’s non-conformist emotional approach to design. This stance, which draws its vitality from a childish curiosity, makes it a marvelous antithesis to increasingly strategic and calculated communication design."
—Wiebke Lang, Form

"I Wonder by Marian Bantjes features treatises on art, design, beauty, and popular culture by an up-and-coming graphic designer alongside her own work, done both by hand and with computer software."
Publishers Weekly