Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice is a collection of Jan van Toorn’s work. Jan is very unpredictable graphic designer from Netherlands. In the first 17 pages, you are already served with Jan’s work already. Two calendar series that he did for Mart Spruijt in 1972 and 1973. The designer of this book, Simon Davies, really represent Jan van Toorn.
This book is not only show great collections of Jan’s work but also great essays by Rick Poynor. Rick provides depth information about the designer’s work. He also gives the one of most exciting documentations in graphic design; debate between Wim Crouwel and Jan Van Toorn. Two influential graphic designers with two different minds set in solving problems in graphic design
This monograph illustrated rare design solutions through Jan’s mind. His unlimited imaginations make me wonders how does he think. Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice is a great book to get inspirations. It’s a worth to purchase this book. If you want to see his magazines that he designs , you can click here.