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    Diary of a Maniac Designer by Yana Frank, Fourth Edition

    Overview   Process  

    Task: to republish a book by Yana Frank.

    The fourth edition of Diary of a Maniac Designer comes out with an updated composing and boasts a new dust jacket.

    dnevnik dizaynera maniaka 2014 cover
    The book in dust jacket


    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: March 27 2014


    art director
    Artemy Lebedev
    chief typesetter
    Iskander Mukhamadeev
    Yaroslav Bondarenko
    Katerina Andreeva
    Ekaterina Kasimova
    project manager
    Svetlana Kalinnikova
    Yana Frank

    324 pages
    Number of copies: 3000
    Format: 144×216 mm (5,7″×8,5″)
    ISBN 978-5-98062-073-8

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    Pages 16–17
    dnevnik dizaynera maniaka 2014 38 39
    Pages 38–39
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    Pages 84–85

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