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.