Make It!

Anthony Burrill's new book is jam-packed with thoughts, advice and inspiration learned from many years' creative experience. It also happens to be a knock-out piece of design. We have a signed copy and AB goodies for you to win...

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Few designers have mastered the combination of visual impact and positive energy embodied in the work of Anthony Burrill. It is always fascinating to understand the moments and milestones that have shaped the creative output of a designer we love, and we are treated to an intimate and uplifting reflection of what it is to be a designer in the pages of this book-cum-manual for creative thinking and doing.

Structured as stories, anecdotes, pithily (in unique Burrill style) presented ideas and aphorisms; interwoven with punchy visual and typographic vignettes and gems from Burrill's archives, the book can be read forward, backwards, from the middle and as a pick-and-mix. In fact, it perfectly mirrors the collage-technique Burrill cites as a tool for thinking through and generating design. The book functions as daily source of creative therapy, whether you need the equivalent of a shot of sunshine or a long walk in the park. 

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As a taster, Anthony has picked his favourite nuggets of wisdom for today.
The thinking stage is the most important aspect of any project.

The best ideas can be remembered easily.

You need to know exactly what you are trying to say before you can communicate it properly.

By being brutal and cutting out unnecessary elements, your communication will be more effective.

Don't Waste Time. Be Productive.

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Read much, much more, and enjoy the book is all its glory by buying a copy... or enter our competition—

To celebrate the book's launch we have a rare signed copy and a set of four A5 typographic prints for a lucky reader to win. To enter, email us with something that has inspired you today – send to by midnight Friday 14 April with 'AB' in the subject line.

Make It Now!: Creative Inspiration and the Art of Getting Things Done by Anthony Burrill is published by Penguin

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