Bruno Munari Faces
When in Rome I snagged a paperback: Bruno Munari "Design as Art". Its a decent read too. Unlike Paul Rand's academic design diarrhea. A nice sense of personality at play here.
That's Munari there on the fourth row, though I think they're all a little him.
I zeroxed and printed them out for my kids to look at while they draw faces here in the studio. "Daddy, that ones not nice". Oh but yes, they are all nice I say.
They just never get old, do they? Look at them. They're looking at you. Don't be afraid.
Let's face it: these exercises display an uncommon talent. No wonder Bruno Munari is on every bookshelf in Italy. He's our Paul Rand equivalent, only friendlier.