Design Process: Experimental Jetset / Le Cent Quatre 2

Experimental Jetset explains the design process from initial requirements/workshop/clients likes & dislikes through to all the design elements in all their required scenarios - it's a really interesting look at a very intelligent & detailed design process that shows the amount of thought and iteration that goes into designing a graphic brand.

Also, download the final styleguide at the bottom of the page: "The final and complete graphic manual ('charte graphique'). It was developed in installments; every time a certain design or template was approved, we added it to the manual. Sometimes the city council rejected something, months after the directors had already approved it; in that case, we didn't remove the design from the manual, but just added another chapter, in which we negated the previous chapter. In that sense, it's a manual that really shows the development of the graphic identity; it shows not only the remaining, 'winning' parts, but also the rejected proposals, and the failures."

Counter-Print.co.uk / my new favourite site

This is my new favourite book/design site, out of print and hard to find material with useful selection of inside book shots - this Hans Peter Hoch book ticks all my boxes too.

International Online Print Sellers

Books/Magazines/Journals/Ephemera/Photography/Architecture/Product Design/Art/Graphic Design/Typography/Illustration - From site: "Counter-print.co.uk is dedicated to the promotion and sale of Art and Design related material. Often out of print or hard to find, we aim to celebrate both forgotten gems as well as those heralded designers that we all admire."