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Adrian Shaughnessy is a self-taught graphic designer based in London. He spent fifteen years as creative director of Intro, the design studio he co-founded. In 2004 he left to pursue...an interest in writing and to work as an independent design consultant. Today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. Shaughnessy has written and art directed numerous books on design. His most recent publication is Cover Art By, a survey of current music graphics. In 2005, he published How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul. It has been published in numerous languages and has sold sixty thousand copies. He is editor of Varoom: The Journal of Illustration and Made Images, and writes regularly for Eye and Creative Review. He is a contributing writer to Design Observer. He has a monthly column in Design Week and is a contributor to avant-garde music magazine The Wire.