This little book deals with essential problems of contemporary graphic design. It mainly discusses:
1. the general principle of design (which is to be beautiful and useful in the same time) ;
2.how designer could create their works by using symbol, humor, reader participation and classic traditions;
Strictly speaking, I'm not that much impressed by the ideas, though the works presented are really vivid, concise-in-form, and thus thought-provoking to me. So, guess I enjoyed looking at the pictures after all.
And here is one question I got- what does "commonplace" in this book? Or maybe I need to get a copy of the Chinese version.
P.S. To my great disappointment, this little, costly book is NOT even color-printed! They say they do this panda thing because black&white printing gets rid of "unnecessary disturbing of color". Well? Well. Color speaks, alright?