Look Both Ways

I bought this book in New York from the wonderful Strand bookstore and instantly fell in love.  I have always wanted my journals to be filled with random pictures and different ways of writing.  I crave the artistic form of expression but sometimes put a little too much thought into what I am doing.  It takes me forever to actually start writing in the dozens of journals and notebooks I own because my expectation for great design and art is so high for myself.  I guess in a way this is a good thing, but I have decided I need to be more free with my design work…that is my goal for this year, I think it will be liberating. 

When I started flipping the pages of this book, I was delighted to find that each section looked completely different than the rest.

Debbie Millman shares real stories from her life and how they intertwine with branding, design, music and art among other things. 

Look Both Ways is a book where everyday life collides with incredible design – which is how it should be.  Her work is inspiring to say the least and this book was definitely one of my favorite purchases in New York.  Now I just need to get my hands on her other book, How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer.