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    Diary of a Maniac Designer by Yana Frank, Third Edition

    Overview   Process  

    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


    art director
    Artemy Lebedev
    chief typesetter
    Sergey Fedorov
    Anna Golovina
    Katerina Andreeva
    Svetlana Kryuchkova
    production managers
    Aleksey Strelnikov
    Svetlana Kalinnikova
    Yana Frank

    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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