[Scribus] Good Book for Newby Designer?
Mon Sep 4 12:02:28 CEST 2006
> Btw, are there any good websites or other free (as in beer) sources about
Not exactly [that I know of anyway]. There's www.designobserver.com and
http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/ that are probably the most
interesting websites for "news", I'd rather say editorials, on design. Nice
to read sometimes.
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A few books I like:
[name -- author]
+The Elements of Typographic Style -- Bringhurst
Must have on typography, plus it has an *excellent* section on ratios and page
+Grid Systems in Graphic Design -- M?ller-Brockmann
This is probably the best book in my opinion on grids. This is very Bauhaus
minded which makes it very rigid and calculated, which doesn't really fit
into the modern design currents [we evolved!], but *everything* is there.
Hard to find though, and often somewhat expensive (okay for a design book
+Making and Breaking the Grid -- Samara
I find it to be mostly an inspiration book, but it covers many styles and has
a lot of examples and stuff that can give you ideas. It has an historic of
grids which is fine to have.
+Getting it right in print -- ?can't remember?
Nice book explaining the printing and prepress process, from color management
to technical terms, a book for beginners or all the designers who don't know
crap about printing and prepress.
+Forms, folds and sizes -- Evans
That's a reference book for day-to-day questions. Covers everything from paper
size, thicknesses and types, to cover types, passing by diffent packaging
+A History of Graphic Design
*The* book on design history from stone age to the new millenium. A must have.
Knowing how it all evolved changes your view on design radically.
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