Tag Archive: library

LATINO, 2002 Die Gestalten Verlag

23 Jun / by: M&R / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

To create the look and feel of N++, we worked with legendary graphic designer MASA. We knew of his work because of this book, LATINO, which was another of the first graphic design books we ever purchased. Designing the graphics for N++ was daunting — we wanted to refresh and evolve the graphics, similar to […]

The Designers Republic vs. IDEA Magazine, 2002

03 Jun / by: M&R / 4 comments / tags : ,,,

Formed in 1986, The Designers Republic has a vast body of often playful and subversive, imaginative and groundbreaking work in graphic design. Here’s a short video on some of their inspirations and aspirations that pretty nicely encapsulates what they were trying to do: tDR did a ton of striking designs on flyers, posters, album artwork […]


DesignerShock DSOS1 – 2001, Die Gestalten Verlag

25 May / by: M&R / 1 comments / tags : ,,,

One of the first books we ever purchased was this one, DesignerShock DSOS1. It was published in 2001 by Die Gestalten Verlag, Metanet’s favourite publisher (they have, over the years, published most of our favourite books). We probably bought it brand new, right off the shelf! We loved the bright, contrasting colours and shapes, and […]

Metanet Software’s Design Library

21 May / by: M&R / 3 comments / tags : ,,,

At Metanet Software, we love games — and we also love design books. We get a lot of inspiration from tons of different art and design books, and we think you can see that in our games. Since the early 2000s, we’ve spent hours and hours in bookstores and libraries poring over pages: bright colours […]