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Design Books


Jordan

Active Member
#1
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
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
 

Jordan

Active Member
#5
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.
 
#7
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/
 
#12
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
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...
 

Jordan

Active Member
#14
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.