Arcs flow seamlessly across a transition point if their radii align there in a straight line.
— George Walker and Jim Tolpin, By Hound and Eye
If you read the quote above and said, “Huh?,” it’s because you haven’t seen it in the context of a page from By Hound and Eye by George Walker and Jim Tolpin. Geometry and design are difficult topics to explain through words alone. Walker and Tolpin have created a 177 page workbook that not only leads the reader sequentially through an astounding array of concepts, but also invites the reader to try out the concepts through many exercises. The statement above, for example, becomes crystal clear once you have actually laid out two arcs that flow sweetly across a given point — right in the book.
Andrea Love’s illustrations add charm and clarity to the rich journey, a journey that empowers your designer eye. I know my copy will end up with lots of holes and marks in it.