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    What are your recommendations for books + sites for general Graphic Design?
    What about texts you swear or live by?
    Favorites?
    Continue to refer back to?
    Absolute "Must Have(s)"?

  • #2
    The only two books on my desk are:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Pal-Gra...ction+handbook
    and
    http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Ref-4th...cket+reference

    The first is to show new designers what I mean when discussing print processes and the second is for when I need to do math. Sometimes it is important to know the weight of a sheet of glass BEFORE putting it on the press...
    Last edited by PrintDriver; 09-17-2015, 07:39 AM.

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    • B
      B commented
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      Pocket Pal?

      I had no idea that little book was still published. I actually remember it from the late 1970s when it answered some of the novice questions I had at the time. I'm assuming the publisher has updated the sections on cutting rubylith, making veloxes and using ruling pens.

    • Kayekaye
      Kayekaye commented
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      Love Pocket Pal. They keep updating it. There are a lot of terms there that some new designers don't know what they mean, it's still one of the best.

    • Agathist_GFX
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      Pocket Pal helped me out alot back in school with printing projects

  • #3
    Elements of Typographic Style

    Art and Visual Perception (great for any visual artist or designer)

    Thinking with Type

    Design Basics Index (great quick reference)

    Megg's History of Graphic Design

    Idea Index

    Layout Index

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain A graphic designer can get away without knowing how to draw--but knowing how to draw --or rudiments of drawing--perspective, negative space and how shadows fall are enormously important especially when creating anything illustrative)
    Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

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    • #4
      Thanks.
      ive got the pocket pal but havnt touched it since school.

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      • #5
        http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Stealing-.../dp/0201703394
        http://brokenspokedesign.com

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