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Ask any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a color, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. All designers have their own way of working and their own combinations of the thousands of techniques one can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts tAsk any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a color, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. All designers have their own way of working and their own combinations of the thousands of techniques one can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts that always figure in any heated debate about what one should or should not accept as the right way to create the best graphic design. This book looks at key dos and don'ts, bringing them together in the form of a classically structured almanac. Packed with practical advice, but presented in a light-hearted fashion, the advisory rather than dictative approach means designers can take or leave the advice presented in each rule as is typical of most creatives with their own strong views on what does and does not constitute good design practice. Individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring. Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans is the must-have collection of the best advice that any graphic designer should have at his fingertips, with each entry combining a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Grouped into six, color-coded categories-typography, color, layout, imagery, production, and the practice of design-but presented numerically and in mixed groups, the reader can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design. ...

Title : Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans: A Designer's Almanac of Dos and Don'ts
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ISBN : 9780321812810
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 383 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans: A Designer's Almanac of Dos and Don'ts Reviews

  • Sid
    2018-12-17 23:49

    Very good info but I'm on page 45 and already three typos!My education is validated--I didn't just make up all that design stuff I learned.

  • Steve
    2018-11-29 18:41

    Very entertaining and informative. It is more than about typefaces and fonts, but also layout, printing and dealing with customers - from the designer's point of view. Very short paragraphs about each of the 365 rules, not explaining in detail but pointing in the right direction if more information is needed.I'm not a designer, or a budding designer, but if I were the latter I think this book would be a useful read. It is quite well designed too :)

  • Tracy
    2018-11-25 21:40

    A very handy reference for a graphic designer, especially one that's starting out in the field. A must-buy if you plan to work professionally (freelance, in an art department, or as part of a design studio). The book is not a comprehensive coverage of issues, but it points you in the right direction of where to go to find out more about anything that wrinkles your brow.

  • Aziizsut
    2018-11-18 21:44

    It was an informative books, easy to chew, intriguing and engaging

  • Filipe Dias
    2018-12-18 01:47

    Well done bundle of little hints to Web and Publication Design and on understanding the basis of typography and colour.Easy to read and handy for everyone.

  • Aaron
    2018-12-18 20:28

    It is excellent book for beginners who are getting into graphic design and typography. It also lists some common everyday mistakes that we don't know we are doing wrong.

  • Vanwhelan
    2018-12-04 21:44

    I really liked this. Lots of good tips, easy to read. Humorous, but not over-the-top with it.

  • Mushky
    2018-12-19 23:21

    It was a good synopsis of the rules. However, some needed more explanation than provided.

  • Ahmad Hossam
    2018-12-18 18:32

    Many gems are in this book, can be skimmed through easily thanks to the clearly titled Dos and Dont's.

  • Claire Botman
    2018-11-23 22:37

    A keeper, just need to find a copy to keep now.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-03 20:21

    Good book with lots of info to go through. Dry material but written in a way its not so dry you fall asleep. Worth reading for anyone interested in design and not just graphic design.

  • Moisés Cervantes
    2018-11-28 18:24

    Un excelente libro. Con información clara, precisa y relevante pero con una manera amena de narrarlo. Muy recomendable para todos aquellos expertos e iniciados por igual.