This post has nothing to do with bikes unless you consider that sketching is the communication equivalent of the bicycle: like a bike is just a few kilos of material that can do so much, a sketch is a minimalist drawing that can convey enormous amounts of information. Friends and colleagues know my propensity for sketching – sometimes it seems as if I cannot speak without a pen and paper to assist. However, my sketching technique is extremely crude in comparison to Mike Daikubara’s…
My former design colleague and friend Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara has just published Sketch Mike Sketch. Its a witty, entertaining (and beautifully illustrated) book about what’s usually a dry topic. Mike conveys his personal journey of honing his sketching skills through over 150 sketches from his daily life and travels.
This is no boring text book and sketching is a remarkably valuable communication skill. Of course its also just fun and an immensely satisfying hobby.
The book can be purchased online and you can preview the first 20 or so pages. Have a look:
Sketch Mike Sketch