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Work Hard & Be Nice to People
Work Hard & Be Nice to People

Work Hard & Be Nice to People


160 Pages, 4.33 x 6.1

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9780753558225

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Mar 2021)
Virgin Books

Price: $19.95


Inspirational aphorisms and sound advice for the real world from graphic artist Anthony Burrill

Ask More Questions, Get More Answers. Don't Be Normal, Don't Be Ordinary. Say Yes More Than No! Work Hard & Be Nice to People. It's usually the simple truths that provide the most profound answers. Discover inspirational aphorisms and sound advice for the real world from graphic artist Anthony Burrill, inspired by his best-loved and most iconic typographic prints. With wise words on getting things done, success, creativity, difficult decisions, motivation, work, collaboration and happiness, this refreshing, life-affirming guide is the perfect gift. Work Hard & Be Nice to People is a re-worked and re-packaged paperback edition of Make it Now! Contains some new material.


"This book is definitely not just for the aspiring graphic designer; it’s a manual for all those needing a little inspired encouragement." - - Wallpaper

"A reminder worth heeding about the sources of creativity and role of the designer to question, improve and probe ... validates, vindicates and inspires the little-represented idea of success – and being nice while you do it." - - Monocle Magazine

"A beautifully designed object featuring examples of significant pieces of work from Burrill’s career as well as ephemera from his life and new, text-based works alongside his writing." - - Creative Review

"An intimate and uplifting reflection of what it is to be a designer ... book-cum-manual for creative thinking and doing." - - Grafik

Author Biography

Anthony Burrill is an internationally renowned graphic artist, print-maker and designer. He is best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous "Work Hard & Be Nice to People." His previous books are I Like It. What Is It? and Make It Now!