Seriously Misguided Facts-- According to Schoolkids
Author: Alexander Abingdon
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Presents actual, often mistaken, yet humorous answers or facts given by school-age children, including "The inhabitant of Moscow are called Mosquitoes," and "Rhubarb is a kind of celery gone bloodshot."
Young designers and students are hungry to know what their peers are doing in today's graphic design field. This book showcases many of the best designers in their 20s and 30s who are producing innovative, eye-catching work with posters, book covers and jackets, CD packaging and other music media. Brief interviews with each artist illuminate the ideas behind their work. Next also helps jump-start the creative process by presenting fresh, edgy concepts that designers can't see anywhere else and it's a wonderful tool for older designers, enabling them to get a handle on the visual language understood by younger consumers. Selling points: No other survey book focuses on designers in their 20s and 30s. Includes an introduction by the dean of underground designers, award-winner Art Chantry.
The death, a year before, of Weem Lowrie, husband to Jess and father to James, Bethany and Innes, has, in words that the fishing community of Buckie might use, left his wife and children adrift and rudderless. As well as being the head of the family and the centre of their lives, Weem also dominated his three children from birth and shaped them as he saw fit. Now that he has gone they must come to terms with what he has made of them. Frustrated and unhappy in the marriages that their father had forced them into, James and Bethany must try and alter the course of their lives - James longs to take over his father's place and be skipper of the drifter but he is frustrated by his Uncle Albert, who keeps a tight grip on his own position of power. Bethany, meanwhile, longs to escape from the life all the local women lead and instead find an outlet for her pent-up ambitions and energy. Innes, the youngest, hates the sea and must find the courage to cope with his brother and sister's scorn. For Jess, change comes in the form of Jacob, her childhood sweetheart. Every bit as ambitious and charismatic as Weem was, he still wants Jess and is armed with the power and wealth to split her family apart...