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Design Books

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Jordan, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    Just looking for some recommendation for good design books, as there are loads to choose from, ideally ones relating to web design, graphic design, logo design and typography.
     
  2. balders

    balders Member

    They wont tell you have to make a nice logo or nice type combinations but they do get you thinking in a creatieve way.
    Bill Viola: Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1973-1994
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0500278377/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Naive. Super
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1841952516/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tipping-Point-Little-Things-Difference/dp/0349113467
     
  3. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    These are the type of books I want, ones that make you think differently. Thanks
     
  4. martyvibe

    martyvibe Junior Member

  5. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    I have the elements of user experience only really use one page of that book the four S's I will take a look at those books cheers.
     
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    A Smile In The Mind? That's a great book. And gets your brain going a bit!
     
  7. balders

    balders Member

    If you fancy something a bit different, its an interesting collection of ides to be taken with a pinch handfull of salt. Still very interesting none the less.
    Netocracy: The New Power Elite and Life after Capitalism
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netocracy-Power-Elite-after-Capitalism/dp/1903684293
    When Hi-Res first started out they used to put up book recommendations, don't think they still do that but their site is always good for some inspiration.
    http://hi-res.net/
     
  8. GibbonIt

    GibbonIt Member

    Looks good, Might get it off amazon.

    Cheers
    :)
     
  9. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

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    GibbonIt Member

  11. shaunalynn

    shaunalynn Active Member

    Scripts by Louise Fili
    The Illusive illustration books.
     
  12. SeedySteve

    SeedySteve Member

    I have a book by Alan Fletcher called 'The Art of thinking Sideways'. It doesn't reference design in great details - it's just a massive reference book of creativity you can dip into every now and again.
    I've also seen a film called 'Beautiful Losers' which is very inspiring. It's speaks to some amazing artists from LA and the surrounding area about their process and hand-made ethics.
     
  13. SeedySteve

    SeedySteve Member

    Just remembered a book called 'It's not how good you are, it's about how good you want to be'
    Bit of a mouthful, and a little self help - but good nonetheless - Think Paul Rand wrote it...
     
  14. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    They used to rave about that book at Uni Alan Fletcher, could never get my hands on it as was always loaned out, will buy and see what all the fuss is about.
    I have just purchased how good you want to be from Amazon, £2.50 with postage included.
     

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