I don't do many book reviews. Mainly because of press agents. As soon as you start talking about a book, they smell blood and a week later the Fedex truck arrives with stacks of books that you'll never read.
Today, I'm reviewing a book that I haven't read. I probably won't read it. Ever. (maybe I will).
But, I love it.
I like to open it up and get a whiff of some smart design. When I open this book at random, I'm knocked over by Debbie Millman's incredible use of some very cool hand-made design elements that totally align with the words she chooses for each chapter. I'm not so sure that "chapter" is the right word. The book reads more like a portfolio.
It's a great way to kick-start the right hemisphere of your brain. Open at random. Enjoy.
The book is called "Look Both Ways – Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design" by Debbie Millman. If you want a real review…go look at what they said on The New Yorker's Book Bench. Those people know how to write reviews.