User design ➔ Our self published bööks

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Welcome to the self published books website from
User design. Here you can find more information about
our 3 illustrated books: The journey of larks, Life and
Punctuation..? They are available to buy from all
up-to-date bookshops, Waterstones, direct from the
distributor Central Books or Amazon. More information
can be found on the webpage links below. Enjoy.

Illustration from User design, shows a woman flying on a book over the world

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Thumbnail image of the book cover: The journey of larks
  Thumbnail image of the book cover: Life
  Thumbnail image of the book cover: Punctuation..?

➔ The journey of larks

Description

The journey of larks is played with language, words, illustration and typographic shenanigans:

  • A wince of dentists.
  • A lot of used car-dealers.
  • A watch of Swiss.

The wit and poetry of this charming collection of collectives, will be gobbled up by anyone who enjoys word play and graphic communication.

Book type

Picture book, word play and graphic communication shenanigans.

➔ Life

Description

A picture-led book (no text) story about one day in the life of somebody.

Book type

Picture book (no text), coffee table.

➔ Punctuation..?

Description

Punctuation..? explains the functions and correct uses of 21 of the most used punctuation marks. It is humorous, fully illustrated using real life scenarios and is for a wide age range (young to ageing) and intelligence (emerging to experts).

Book type

Informative, educational, fun.

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Reviewer (news) permissions

Please only reproduce the pages and illustration that are shown
at www.userdesign.co.uk/books (from the 3 book pages above).

High resolution images

If you need high resolution images of the images shown on the 3 book
pages above, send us an email to the address below.

To contact User design and to submit your feedback and comments

E info@userdesign.co.uk

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Books in the news/press

2014

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  • Patsy Collins blog
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    Our book Punctuation..? has been reviewed on her blog.
    Hampshire, UK.

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  • Keltic specialist ELT online bookshop
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    Our book Punctuation..? is now listed on their website. Oxford, UK.

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2013

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  • The Book Design Blog
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    Paul on his blog The Book Design Blog has showcased our 3 books.
    Manchester, UK.

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  • Ryan’s Lingustics blog
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    Ryan has reviewed our book Punctuation..? on his blog.
    Atlanta, USA.

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  • Creative Review magazine
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    Our 3 books have been featured on the Creative Review feed website.
    London, UK.

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  • And Read All Over blog
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    Joseph on his blog has reviewed our book: Punctuation..?
    Espoo, Finland.

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  • Making Noise and Hearing Things blog
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    Rachael on her blog has reviewed our book: Punctuation..?
    Seattle, USA.

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  • Emily Petersen blog
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    Emily on her blog has reviewed our book: Punctuation..?
    South Kaysville, USA.

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2012

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  • Pikaland illustration website
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    Amy Ng from the illustration website Pikaland has reviewed our
    3 books. Malaysia.

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  • 3x3 Magazine, Children’s Show competition, No. 9, 2012
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    From 1,500 entries from 35 countries all over the world, our book
    The journey of larks
    has been awarded a Merit (Young Adult category)
    in the 3x3 Magazine, Children's Show competition, No. 9, 2012. New York,
    USA. A subsequent printed annual will be published later in the year
    showcasing the work.

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  • European Cartoon Center Cartoonbooks Club blog
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    Our 3 books are now at the center and have been reviewed on their
    blog
    . Belgium.

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  • Cool Hunting design blog
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    The Cool Hunting design blog has showcased our books. New York,
    America.

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  • The Guardian newspaper: Steven Poole’s non-fiction choice
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    newspaper scan of the review
    Steven Poole from the Guardian newspaper has reviewed our book:
    Punctuation..? the review can also be read here. London, United Kingdom.

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  • Under Consideration: FPO (For Print Only)
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    Under Consideration have reviewed and showcased 2 of our books:
    The journey of larks and Life. The review/showcase can be seen here.
    Austin, America.

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  • Forbidden Planet International blog
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    Our books have been reviewed on the Forbidden Planet International
    blog
    , an online store for comics, graphic novels and books. Yorkshire,
    UK. Some of the comments by Richard Bruton were as follows:

    Regarding the illustration in general
    The nearest I can get to comparison in my mind is the simple,
    primitive line art drawings that would accompany the great Spike
    Milligan, or something almost like the pencil scribbles of John Lennon.


    Regarding: The journey of larks and Life
    Two are definitely of rather limited appeal to me, yet also have that
    perfect X factor that could make them huge hits in the novelty book
    market come Christmas.


    Regarding: Punctuation..?
    [...] the third really has a chance, if presented and marketed
    properly, at becoming a required text for every primary and
    secondary in the land.

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  • The Cartoonist Blog
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    Our books have been showcased on The Cartoonist blog by Ralf
    Zeigermann (graphic designer, cartoonist and writer). London, UK.

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  • It’s Nice That (graphic design blog and company)
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    Our books have been showcased on their website in the monthly
    ‘Things, 64’ roundup section. London, UK. One of their comments
    is as follows:

    [...] Punctuation..? which combines illustration and instruction in a
    manual that should probably be put into the hands of schoolchildren
    everywhere (and probably a few grown ups too).
    Charlotte Simmonds,
    It’s Nice That.

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  • Jasmine Hortop’s blog (a picture book lover)
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    Our books have been showcased on her blog. Birmingham, UK.

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  • The National Centre for Language and Literacy
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    Our books are now at the centre based at The University of Reading,
    UK, and on their website.

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Link to book: Journey of larks webpage Link to book: Life, webpage Link to book: Punctuation..?, webpage