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Diary of a Maniac Designer by Yana Frank, Third Edition

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Task: to republish a book by Yana Frank.

The third edition of Diary of a Maniac Designer includes six new chapters and boasts a refreshed layout.

dnevnik dizaynera maniaka 2011 cover
The dust jacket is decorated with new illustrations and a new typeface


The design commission always has three components: the task, the client and the fee. Ideally, the task is interesting and inspiring, the client is nice and pleasant and the pay is generous. In reality, for a designer to be happy only two of these components must be present.

It means that you can take up a tremendously exciting task for a very charming person even if they don’t have much money. Or you can make a heap of boring work for a nice client who pays handsomely. Or complete an interesting task for a total schmuck of a client for a very-very hefty pay.

And on the contrary: no pile of money will be you consolation if the task makes you feel down and the customer is disgusting. And so on.»

From the chapter To Take or Not to Take

Release date: August 31 2011


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288 pages
Press run: 3000
Dimensions: 220×150×25 mm (8,6″×5,9″×1″)
ISBN 978-5-98062-033-2

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