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A Mini-Course on my Bookshelf!
on 22 May 2005
I am a graphic design student at University and I found this book to be really useful because it covers almost everything you need to know about graphic design. The content is RICH. It has a chapter on almost any area you can think of. I think it is specifically aimed at students, as it starts off with the basic design skills like color, photography, typography and visualising ideas, and then moves on to more complicated areas like editorial design, production issues, web design, packaging design and commercial practice.
Packed with full color visual examples, tips and tricks, and "assignments" for the reader to practice on, the book is like a mini-course: divided into sections, modules, and units. Great for touching up on rusty skills or just general practice. I also find it inspirational to flip through when I feel like I've run out of ideas, because of its rich content.
This modern publication (2004) with bright pictures, crisp graphics, helpful screenshots, great layout, and easy straight-forward language is reassuring: I know I have a reliable source to go back to anytime I feel clueless!