from the Design Library today...NAIVE

i love love LOVE this book and hope you do too!  it's quite a graphic one but it's full of some really strong prints and illustrations...'Naive - modernism and folklore in contemporary graphic design'.

some really strong illustrative styles stand out in this book, two of my favourites being Josh Cochran and Tad Carpenter:

bold graphics feature heavily in this book, the overall style being described as 'minimalist design vocabulary'.

silk screen printing techniques are a favorite amongst these designers, fantastic layering of colours build up to create a textured and tactile print...i wish i had done more screen printing at Uni...[sigh]...

typography and hand lettering feature a fair amount in the book too... 

there is no text in this book, it is all about the if you want to read about the history of poster art or folk design, well, this is not the book for you!  but just look how yummy everything is...why would you not want this on your shelf??!

Marcus Walters has a more simplistic style  basic shapes cut from coloured paper to create bold designs:

Print & Pattern favourite Helen Dardik pops up a few times in this book with her wonderful design world...posh birds, french cats, sausage dogs...they're all there!

if you've fallen in love with this book as much as i did you can treat your yourself to it for £21 on Amazon!