I discovered design basics index while doing a college project as part of my graphic design course. I wish I had found out about these books right at the start of my studies. Each book is full of basic, yet essential information. They cover everything you need to know about designing posters, brochures and leaflets. The books cover the colour palette, the grid system, typography, composition, the design process and more. I cannot stress enough just how invaluable these books are. Brilliant!
I have used this guide extensively to provide new ideas and direction in my Corporate design and other creative work, as well as recommending it to a number of my clients. Look out for the Amazon multi product buys and discounts on this range of Jim Krause' guides!
I bought this for my son who designs websites and he tells me it is incredibly useful as a working tool for all sorts of design projects. Not necessarily something you can't live without, but nonetheless a very useful extra.