Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential Phaidon Book
About the book
Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) is an indispensable insight into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers. Packed with lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration, this book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. Derived from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, all entries are written and compiled by the man the Wall Street Journal called 'prodigy, enfant terrible, founder of agencies, creator of legends'. Each step is borne from a passion to succeed and a disdain for the status quo.
Organised into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success. From identifying your heroes to believing in yourself; the ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face. Whether it be communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.
Poignant, punchy and to-the-point, Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!), is a must for anyone – whether in business, design, advertising or the visual arts – on a quest for success.
About the author
George Lois is the original Mad Man, the legendary Mr Big Idea and an acclaimed cultural provocateur who has profoundly changed the marketing and cultural world with his unique and inspirational cultural reasoning. Born in New York City in 1931, Lois studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before setting off for Madison Avenue in the early 1950s, eventually joining Doyle Dane Bernbach in 1958. He went on to form four seminal New York advertising agencies and was a pioneer of the landmark Creative Revolution in American Advertising in the 1960s. Famous for his iconic Esquire covers from the 1960s and 70s, Lois has written nine books, including Phaidon’s $ellebrity in 2003, and won a plethora of awards. He lives in New York with his wife Rosie and continues to work as a marketing and creative entrepreneur.
Paperback, 7 × 4 3/4 in., 176 pages, 100 illustrations