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4.0 out of 5 stars
It's essentially a pattern book for Graphic Design, 11 Nov. 2010
Some people have found this book to be invaluable while others had considered it useless. My point of view is that this book serves you well as a stimulus for inspiration. It has plenty of ideas, not all of them are very practical and many of the ideas are poorly executed. I think this is why some people have not found favour with this book. The thing is that the execution doesn't have to matter very much when the basic principle is communicated well enough.
Given that this book has little to no annotation it really serves as a reference allowing you to browse through various ideas giving head start during the early experimental stage. You do have to have some sounds understanding of design principles and an idea of what you want to achieve if you want to use this book properly however.