Item description for Mutabor 9 (Mutabor) by H. Paravicini...
For MUTABOR 9 the Hamburg design group Mutabor has chosen "system" as its subject. Mutabor defines three conceptual starting points and dedicates a booklet to each: picture, word and idea. In the colour picture section - entitled "command shift root of nine" - screen shots blend together to form systematic layouts, celebrating the graphic rebirth of the good old Rubic's Cube. The booklet entitled "system9" contains different essays written by designers, programmers and journalists that discuss the chances and risks of "systems". The third booklet - entitled "random 9 to the 3rd power" - documents a programmed design experiment that is conducted with randomly generated layouts. An aesthetically oriented random generator poses the question of whether technology can become independent in the area of aesthetics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 16.14" Width: 9.61" Height: 0.31" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher Gestalten Verlag
ISBN 3931126404 ISBN13 9783931126407
Reviews - What do customers think about Mutabor 9 (Mutabor)?
see Aug 20, 2001
I can't not give Klaus Mai's 2nd book the highest rating, since he is by far my favourite designer, but I wish it was a strong as "License to Design"! i remember seeing "License" at Borders for the first time and it was the most inspiring book on design that I had ever seen- beautiful, tight and meaningful design, with both strong typography and excellent use of images- quality of work that no other firm could even come close to! "see" is a great book, but does not have the magic of the first one
Dion Jun 13, 2001
This book gives a very, very good example of today's design trends. It has design examples from NIKE, MTV, AUDI and much more. The book features the big brands with today's designs. This is absolutely the newest trend what design is concerned. Klaus Mai and his design firm use a lot of vector graphics to enhance the accompanying pixel images. Which totaly a new and cool design approach.
I agree with my fellow countryman that the reviews are not very readable (some black text over a dark brown background) but the designs are the thing that matter and they speak for themselves. It is a very cool book. If you should make a choice between Klaus' 2 books, buy them both. You will see Klaus' growth from the first book to the second, design wise....
It is to bad that evil art bases his opinion on the review (text pages. Which is not what the book is about. There aren't even that many text pages in the book. I'd say ± 90% of the book is design. And cool design it is.
Very Cool Book! Apr 3, 2001
One of my favorite design books! The design work is more mature and beautiful than "License to Design." The first book had far to many Rave invitations. It's true that the text is difficult to read but great design does not have to be explained.
Disappointing follow up Oct 26, 2000
I am a big fan of Klaus Mai's first book, KM7, so I had big expectations for this follow up book. Suffice to say I was very disappointed. The work in this book is very tame and boring compared to the first book. The text pages are printed in black on a very dark brown background making them impossible to read. I reccomend buying the first KM7 book and not bothering with this one.