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Three design books

Updated on June 2, 2008

Three type/page design books worth a look

I'm not a professional designer. Not even close! But I'm better than average, and you should be too.

These books will help you see better. If you have a resume, or send a letter, or have a blog, you need to see better. These books will help.

Before and After

Before & After Page Design
Before & After Page Design

John McWade is absolutely brilliant. This book is terrific and it doesn't even begin to touch the magic of his newsletter. Well worth your time, I promise.

 

Thinking about type

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition)
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition)

Type is the best part of design, because even people with no talent can get good at it. This book will help you understand what's going on and how to think about it.

 

Don't forget Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd: Book One: Work: 1986-2006  (Bk. 1)
Chip Kidd: Book One: Work: 1986-2006 (Bk. 1)

One guy, one Mac, nothing but tools available to everyone, including you. Chip's a genius, mostly because he has guts.

 

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      nathalie-jeglin 5 years ago

      So what's the deal with the link to "Seth's 7 Tips- Seven Type rules for Amateur Designers"? I clicked on it and it downloaded a file, which turned into three files, two of which cannot be moved or deleted. I'm not happy about this. Is there some kind of tracking file or virus in this? Please advise on how to get rid of these ASAP

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      PaulaSquidoo 6 years ago

      I'm new to all of this, an I'm loving every minute of it. Thank you for sharing and for providing a space to share.

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      LarryBass LM 9 years ago

      Jeepers Master, I LOVE this idea and will attempt to try it out soon myself, seeing as I now have four blogs that I'm trying to keep up with. Must be something on those to start up a new Lens with, eh? :-)

      Thanx Seth, for handing out SO much to SO Many. We LOVE You buddyman! :-)

      Go SquidPower, Go!

      LarryB

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      Partybluprints 9 years ago

      I will order some of the books. Tell me what you think? check out Partybluprints.com

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Important information here but, better yet, this lens inspired me in another way. Of course, I made a lens about it. Thanks, Seth!

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      hearthealth lm 9 years ago

      If writers have their writing prompts, I think this would make this the designers' visual prompts- so 5 flamin' with lotsa lovin'! Hope you could drop by my snack vending lens!

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      CliveAnderson LM 9 years ago

      Some really valuable and informative information on offer here. Certainly like the sound of the books inspired by blog post. Thanks for the tips.

      Kind Regards

      Clive Anderson