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Jun 26, 2006, 08:25 AM
 
this is the best source i know of for design books:

http://www.youworkforthem.com/



your question, while valid, is vague. you looking for typography, composition, color...
     
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Jun 26, 2006, 12:06 PM
 
im looking for ANYTHING worth reading, but right now...i have to say that color is the aspect i feel i really need to work on.
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Jun 26, 2006, 05:27 PM
 
im in the mood to buy some books...

so far on my list are the following:

The Big Book of Color In Design - David Carter

The Big Book of Typographics 3 & 4 (Typographics 3: Global Vision and Typographics 4: Analysis + Imagination = Communication) - Roger Walton

Typography: The Annual of the Type Directors Club - Gail Anderson

im lookin for books where i could learn by looking instead of reading if possible. i feel strong examples are a far better learning tool than reading "do's and dont's" but im open to anything that can play a positive role in my learning. if ya guys have any recommendations it'd be much appreciated, thanks.
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Jun 27, 2006, 11:19 AM
 
i recently purchased a number of good books frrom your work for them:

• jpg: japan graphics
• dutch design 2004 / 2005
• history of graphic design in france
• iconography 2: life
• logos around europe
• big technology 51
• tape: an excursion through the world of adhesive tapes

(( some of these may have come from the walker art center in minneapolis -- i don't recall ))
     
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Jun 27, 2006, 11:42 AM
 
Anyone have a good typography book. It's always an area that takes me the most time when being overly creative. Which fonts to select, etc.etc.
     
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Jun 27, 2006, 12:26 PM
 
a mentor of mine recommended this amongst other type books...

this'll probably be the next type book i buy, but as of now Typographic Design: Form and Communication has served me well...very well, even though its rather dated.
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Jun 27, 2006, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by production_coordinator
Anyone have a good typography book. It's always an area that takes me the most time when being overly creative. Which fonts to select, etc.etc.

in my opinion there's no magic bullet. you'd be best served to start buying type books that suit your fancy and building a library. you can't have too much inspiration.

mind you, i'm not saying to steal from books, but rather, learn from them. there's a big difference between the two.
     
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Jun 27, 2006, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by iREZ
a mentor of mine recommended this amongst other type books...

this'll probably be the next type book i buy, but as of now Typographic Design: Form and Communication has served me well...very well, even though its rather dated.

i don't know that particular book.

even dated type / design books are full of lessons for youg designers -- what to do and what not to do.

it should also be noted that there are many, many, many entry level type books. if you're new to design you have more options. once you understand type you're better able to select the books that will serve your needs / desires.
     
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Jun 27, 2006, 02:17 PM
 
More related to advertising design, these two book are great:

Hey Whipple Squeeze This, by Luke Sulivan
The Copy Workshop Workbook, by Bruce Bendinger
     
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Jun 27, 2006, 02:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by greenamp
More related to advertising design, these two book are great:

Hey Whipple Squeeze This, by Luke Sulivan
The Copy Workshop Workbook, by Bruce Bendinger

Good suggestions. Luke's book is a must read whether you're in advertising or design. It's full of good advice.

I'd add 'Under the radar.' by Kirshenbaum and Bond to that list.

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Jun 28, 2006, 09:36 PM
 
Interaction of Color by Josef Albers is a really good book. It's not a long book, but it is mostly reading (as opposed to visuals). It is also illustrated with black and white diagrams, strangely enough.
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