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    What's the last Art/Design book you read?

  • #2
    I've never read one, lol. I do all my reading off the Internet and subscribe to Communication Arts, but those are more like over-sized magazines.
    David Scott: Graphic & Web Design.
    www.davidjscott.com

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    • #3
      Read? I don't know that I've ever sat down and read one cover to cover like a novel. Mostly, I skim through, use them as reference, look at a lot of examples, etc.

      This week, I'm reading (well, skimming through and studying examples) Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible, by Sophie Lovell.

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      • #4
        Currently I'm reading Real World Print Production with adobe Creative Suite by Claudia McCue

        Though I haven't come near finishing it yet, it seems pretty insightful, and is a relatively easy read.
        I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
        -Louisa May Alcott

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        • #5
          This:

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          • #6
            I've never seen that book jld. Is it one in a series?
            It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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            • #7
              It's apart of a series that showcase design work (mostly illustrative and alternative) from all parts of the world.

              It's roughly 210 pages. 208 of those pages showcase work from Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and The Philippines whilst 2 pages showcase work from New Zealand :\.
              Last edited by jld; 12-08-2011, 01:38 PM.

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              • #8
                I also don't usually "read" design books, straight through, I tend to look at them more. The last one I can remember actually reading was Daniel B. Updike's Printing Types, Their History, Form and Use (Vol. II).

                I was reading a history of lettering, but it was rough going, and overdue.

                I've also been going through Graphic Design History piecemeal at the public library. I'll usually take a look at anything with Stephen Heller's name on it.
                People will believe anything, which means I will believe anythingI want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
                -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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                • #9
                  I tend to read more marketing books than design books. Just finished 'Brandwashed' by Martin Lindstrom. Not bad. A little... marketing-book-ish.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jld View Post
                    208 of those pages showcase work from Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and The Philippines whilst 2 pages showcase work from New Zealand :\.
                    Wow 2 whole pages from NZ in an Australia/NZ book. How on earth did they manage to find enough to show?
                    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Broacher View Post
                      I tend to read more marketing books than design books. Just finished 'Brandwashed' by Martin Lindstrom. Not bad. A little... marketing-book-ish.
                      DO WANT.

                      Originally posted by budafist View Post
                      Wow 2 whole pages from NZ in an Australia/NZ book. How on earth did they manage to find enough to show?
                      I know. It's rather pathetic considering there is an ocean of worthy work from this country that could have ended up in that book.

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                      • #12
                        http://www.amazon.com/Official-Adobe...3440611&sr=1-1

                        Adobe's Printing Guide.
                        "Go ahead, make your logos in PS. We charge extra money to redraw your logo into vector art so it can be printed on promotional product. Cha CHING! " - CCericola

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                        • #13
                          The Cheese Monkeys...

                          I find myself reading fewer design books lately, I try to be inspired by life and not what other people have already done. (not counting textbooks or resource books because I use them for reference which really doesn't count as reading IMO)
                          Design is not decoration.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kemingMatters View Post
                            The Cheese Monkeys...
                            Almost 10 years ago I read a novel from the public library about a graphic designer. One thing that attracted me to the book was there was text printed on the thumbh edge of the pages so that if the book was sitting closed on a table, you could see a message. Was it Cheese Monkeys?
                            It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by budafist View Post
                              Almost 10 years ago I read a novel from the public library about a graphic designer. One thing that attracted me to the book was there was text printed on the thumbh edge of the pages so that if the book was sitting closed on a table, you could see a message. Was it Cheese Monkeys?
                              Probably. The book has "Good is Dead" printed along the page edges. I used to have it until a year ago when I culled out my book collection. Any book I hadn't read yet I looked through the first few pages of and decided whether I was really ever going to read it. Cheese Monkeys didn't make the cut.
                              People will believe anything, which means I will believe anythingI want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
                              -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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