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The Designer's Ultimate Index [Paperback]

Jim Krause
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21 Jan 2011
This acrylic case contains 2 classic titles from the Design Index series - Layout and Type. Also included the new revised Color Index. Layout Index: This extremely compact guide is a pocket-sized compendium of ideas of layout generators. The book will help designers, at every skill level, explore multiple possibilities for visual treatments. Type Index: Offers an in-depth examination of the creative and practical issues involved in all of the important areas, such as font anatomy, headlines, and body texts. Color Index Revised Edition: Offers RGB values and access to the Color Index swatch library digital download. This title includes 1100 colour palettes in the Adobe Swatch Exchange format for CS2 through CS4 that can be imported directly into Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

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  • Paperback: 984 pages
  • Publisher: How Books (21 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440309140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440309144
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 13.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980's. He has produced award-winning work for clients large and small, including Microsoft, McDonald's, Washington Apples, Bell Helicopter, Paccar/Kenworth, and Seattle Public Schools.

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent package for creative design beginner 26 April 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent 3 books package for create design beginner.
1) Colour Index
2) Layout Index
3) Type Idea Index

I found that these 3 books work extremely well in combination with the Design Basics Index, where the Design Basics Index discussed the concept and these 3 indexes showed additional examples and ideas to drive home the concept.

I would recommend these books to designers who are looking for additional examples to inspire their design.

ps. I got this package thru [russell__books] An Amazon Marketplace store. Although there was a 2.80 delivery charge, but it still is only half the price Amazon UK asked for.
ps2. However [russell__books] no longer stock this particular package, but they stock the hardcover version instead: Design Essential Index: WITH Color Index 2 AND Type Idea Index AND Design Basics Index
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Collection 7 May 2013
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Being a designer and owner of a Design studio, this book has been a great help in assisting with ideas or even as a basic refresher for anything you may have forgotten or overlooked.

It's NOT a "how-to" book but rather a "What-if" book. I like that and the knowledge that Jim Krause possesses seems limitless. I highly recommend this book for anyone in the designer industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration in a box. 26 Mar 2013
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Inspiration in a box is what I call these very durable books. I am a graphic designer and these help with inspiration on new projects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 5 Sep 2013
By Jason Higley - Published on
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A little dated, but way more affordable than a pantone book. Layout index is really dated. Type index is nice. Color index is awesome for color management on a super tight budget.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference 9 July 2013
By Koroush Parsakia - Published on
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These three book go for about 25.00 each at Barnes and noble. It's a great deal to buy as a whole. They are a great reference for anyone who has to design or do UX.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic set of designer "go to" books 19 May 2014
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I love looking through these books to constantly renew my designs. A must for designers of all types! The color and layout indexes were worth the price - the type index was a bonus.
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