Damn Good

By Tim Lapetino & Jason Adam

Top Designers Discuss Their
All-Time Favorite Projects

Brimming with inspiration, Damn Good highlights the favorite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects.

This unique and diverse collection challenges the status quo and typical industry boundaries, and also contains the stories behind the work—in the words of the creative teams who designed them. Damn Good features a bold range of design work, spanning 35 countries and multiple disciplines, including print, identity, packaging, interactive, and more.

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Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects

By Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam

ISBN-13: 978-1-4403-1548-0
ISBN-10: 1-4403-1548-5

Dimensions: 8.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
Published by HOW Books
Book Design and Layout by Hexanine

About the Authors

Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam are the co-founders of Hexanine, a design firm focusing on branding and identity. Hexanine employs a blend of strategy and style to help organizations communicate their singular brand stories. The firm has offices in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Tim Lapetino is passionate about working alongside the brands that impact our culture. He currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Chicago Portfolio School and on the AIGA Chicago Board of Directors as Co-Development Chair.

Jason Adam is devoted to solving the world's communication problems through a mix of visual beauty and thoughtful design. Jason resides in Los Angeles, and currently serves on the non-profit AIGA Los Angeles' Board of Directors.

In the Press

David Airey
Webcore Design Blog
Design TV
Processed Identity
Parlato Design Studio
Daniel Evans via YouTube
Untitled Studios
Jump Branding and Design via Flickr
Doe Eyed
One Lucky Guitar
Superbig Creative
Volume, Inc.
AIGA Los Angeles

Contact: damngood@hexanine.com

Exquisite—great content, well researched, beautifully designed and produced.

Alina Wheeler, Author, Designing Brand Identity, Co-author Brand Atlas

Featuring Work From Over 130 Designers & Firms, including:

  • Deutsch Design Works
  • Device
  • Fuseproject
  • Grip Design
  • Hatch Design
  • id29
  • Modern Dog Design Co
  • Moxie Sozo
  • Ogilvy
  • Rickabaugh Graphics
  • Stefan Bucher
  • StudioFluid
  • Volume, Inc.
  • Wallace Church

It's testament to the passion and work ethic of Hexanine that they were able to produce such a wonderful source of inspiration for designers everywhere.

Damn Good is a beautifully designed book, but it's the stories behind the work that make it an inspiring read. I am 'damn sick' of seeing picture book after picture book void of any context—Hexanine has done a great job of providing some balance.

Damn Good is copyright © 2012 Crescent Hill Books, LLC.
Website design by Hexanine with nods to Nathan Smith's 960 GS, Fancybox, and Dynamic Drive
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