Mark Batty Publisher, New York. 2007. 128 pp. Paperback with flaps. Illustrations in b/w & colour.
Berry believes that all aspects of design ought to be taught as an essential part of modern education. He writes, “We live, after all, in a designed world, and we’re responsible for designing it.” Design is everywhere, yet it’s rarely understood for what it is. Design can be fashionable, but fashion is not design. To that end, in these two books, Berry investigates how design makes a difference in the real world (ballot design, mapping mass transit), challenges long-standing beliefs about fonts, and explores how traditions have been augmented by technology.
It is written and illustrated to be accessible for the layperson, but contain examples and insight sure to intrigue the most experienced designers and typographers.