A brief autobiographical note

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THIS BOOK STEMS from my own experiences as a design student years ago. On the whole, designers are avid collectors of inspiration, and few of my classmates’ desks or dorm rooms were free from a colorful jumble of books, paper samples, and miscellaneous printed ephemera (in fact, I found those who didn’t have any of this designer detritus lying around highly suspect.) Thus, whether slinking back to my dorm after a particularly demoralizing crit, visiting my girlfriend (also studying design), or pacing the studio at 3 a.m. in a frantic search for inspiration before exhaustion overtook me, I was always surrounded by ...

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