This book is as good as it gets when it comes to cool, inspirational, pop design. Are you feeling a little stiff or confined when looking through the latest issue of Communication Arts magazine? Well fear not little camper, we'll get you through, and this book is the remedy for dull design or illustration books. Rian's style is a pop culture bistro, with influences of everything from 60s Jetsons animation to modern era furniture and architecture. Lot's of logo work, illustration, font design and packaging. I wouldn't pinhole his style, but it's more retro in flavor than anything else. If you have the chance, don't miss this book.
The included CD is really just a side note. I didn't find anything particularly useful on the CD, but it does look nice. It's more like an advertisement to try and get you to buy Rian's fonts online than anything of really usable content. I was disappointed to see that the fonts shown to be included on the CD aren't even all there when you open up the files (specifically the fonts that would be nice to have are missing), but instead you get three or four wingding type of fonts and a so-so retro font. Hence, I give the whole package four stars instead of five.