- Page Count: 288
- Size: 9.75 x 12.75 inches
- Format: Casebound w/ dust jacket
- Publication Date: September 2003
- Price: $75
- ISBN: 978-0-9725636-0-4
Surprise Me is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to editorial design packed with contemporary examples of sophisticated and effective solutions for virtually any design challenge. Moser’s thorough understanding of the process, combined with intriguing juxtapositions of layouts, no-nonsense comments, and original insight, make for an entertaining and useful book.
Chapters range from Grid Systems and Formats to Covers, Logos and Inside Pages, Types of Page, and Themes- even a section on the design of magazine spines – illustrated with over 1500 examples from publications around the world, and drawn from the author’s personal collection of over one million magazines! A great reference book for all graphic designers and art directors.
The title of this book echoes the famous challenge of the great magazine designer Alexy Brodovitch of Harper’s Bazaar to his design team: “Astonish me!” Surprise Me delivers on each and every page.
More than 1500 color illustrations
Horst Moser is a graphic designer, art director, and principal of Independent Medien-Design in Munich, Germany, with a design team of 20 people specializing in editorial design for magazines and books as well as corporate design. His work has won numerous awards in both Europe and America.