inspiring book

I have bought a new computer and I am just about getting to grips with the new system and software, discovering just how much things have moved on in the five years since I last upgraded.
Life was simpler when it was just books - 'How to wrap five eggs' is a favourite from my childhood. This classic book about traditional Japanese packaging fascinated me. Everything about this now rather dog-eared original hardback edition, the content, design, photography even down to the print quality and the matt paper inspired me to want to design even before I knew what a designer was. I don't think an app would do that!


  1. I love this post... thanks for sharing!

  2. Great post, I know what you mean! I don't think a Kindle would quite produce the same effect...

  3. I love this book. I designed the reissue for Shambhala in 1998. But the original has the George Nelson introduction.

  4. I used to have this book out on permanent loan from the library when I was at art college. I'd forgotten what it was called so thankyou the search is on for my own copy at last!

  5. hi louise, it has been reissued as a paperback, but if you can find an original hardback it is well worth it as the quality of print is amazing. v x



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