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This collection of designers’ favorite work is the best of the best—the work that is the best-looking, the highest profile, the smartest strategically.
Von Glitschka is a master at creating special elements that designers can use in their own projects: textures, patterns, and now ornaments! Read more about his newest book “Flourish Banner Frame.”
For many designers, creating things by hand is a reaction to too much computer-based design. Since the first Fingerprint was published, ideas that were once on the fringe have begun to thrive in the mainstream. From typography and illustration to book-making and film titles, elements of handcraft have soaked into everyday life. Fingerprint No. 2 reflects the evolution of those ideas.
Strategy is important, today more than ever. Design is so much more than color, type, and image: It’s a way to boost project success rates and determine solutions to problems. This book, very thoughtfully written by Dave Holston, doesn’t look …
This book not only has gorgeous, inspirational examples of handmade letterforms, but also really useful tutorials and behind-the-design information. The author covers virtually every possible way to create typography, including illustration, digital rendering, hand-drawn, printed and stitched, and found object …
I love this book because it breaks down the sometimes-complicated, sometimes-stressful business of talking about and managing money into small actionable items. Ilise’s writing style is friendly, straightforward and honest. In fact, I think the best thing about this book …
I just got to see an advance copy of “Color Inspirations” by Darius A. Monsef, IV, and wow—you are going to love it. There are over three thousand color combinations in this fat book, organized by color family. The talented …