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Download and read online A Smile in the Mind in PDF and EPUB This work shows how designers take the familiar and turn it into the suprising. Witty thinking is revealed as playfulness with ideas, and the book examines examples of work, to understand the ideas behind the images. It includes interviews with designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan.
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