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Popular Lies... is my first self-authored and designed book, published by Actar in January of 2013. Now in its second edition the book has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. On its release, the book became an immediate best-seller on Amazon.com and .co.uk and remained in the top 10 for several months.
The book is an attempt to debunk the various myths, mantras and misconceptions that permeate the industry of design. Tackling lighter subjects such as Helvetica's supposed neutrality and urgent briefs, it also talks about more worthy topics such as the validity of design education, the death of print and pitch planning. In addition, the book features contributions from a variety of design luminaries including Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, David Carson and Christoph Niemann making it - hopefully - a must for students, recent grads and more seasoned practitioners alike.
"Who will be the next Herb Lubalin, the innovator who not only designs original typefaces, but also fundamentally changes the way the world thinks about type? My instinct tells me that it could very well be Craig Ward, who creates astonishing typographical forms and illustrations..."
Ellen Shapiro, Communication Arts
"Craig Ward is something of a genius. For many years now he's been pushing type in directions never seen before and his work has since spawned many imitations."
"Craig Ward has established himself as one of the most important typographers on the scene today."
Lost at E Minor
"Ward has a very special awareness of words. The question of just how he creates his works fills us with curiosity."
Nahoko Mori, +81 Magazine
"Ward has reached what we might deem the hating point - that point at which a designer or image maker reaches a certain stage of acclaim which then triggers the inevitable backlash from his or her peers."
Patrick Burgoyne, Creative Review
"Passionate about pushing type to its limits, Craig Ward straddles the boundaries between illustration and typography in his work, constantly exploring the notion of word as image."
Julia Sagar, Computer Arts Magazine