Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Designers, Artists & Photographers

By Ian Lynam


How to write about your work—an expert’s guide to the craft

Ian Lynam's The Impossibility of Silence is a book for artists, photographers and designers interested in approaching writing about their vocation and culture. Drawing upon decades of experience as a writer, designer, artist and teacher, Lynam offers up a plethora of inspirational and concrete approaches to writing about creative fields. Called "the Hunter S. Thompson of design writing," Lynam uses his industry knowledge to convey his philosophy on writing specifically in a professional creative setting.

212 pages
paperback, b/w illustrations


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