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Ask Any Graphic Designer The World Over About Their Preferred Approach To Setting Type, Choosing A Colour, Or Beginning A New Layout, And You Will Rarely Get Exactly The Same Answer Twice Every Creative Has Their Own Individual Approach, Or Importantly 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 Strongly In Any Heated Debate About What One Should Or Should Not Accept As The Right Way To Create The Best Graphic Design Packed With Practical Advice But Presented In A Light Hearted Fashion, Graphic Design Rules Is The Perfect Book For The Ever Growing Group Of Non Designers Who Want Some Graphic Design Guidance I have skimmed through the whole book and plan on going through again with a fine tooth comb soon I hope this isn t premature, but I m calling this my Graphic Design Bible as I get deeper into the world of Graphic Design I don t know how it holds up for seasoned graphic designers perhaps it s all basics to them But I did Illustration at university and it s all new to me Some things are obvious than others, but the precious esoteric tidbits like not letting a line end with the words it or is , for example, are like rare jewels to me and I find it all terribly interesting and helpful. Useful rules written in a mostly funny and entertaining way.E.g Commentary If you re looking for a new colourway for your latest project, there are lots of very useful resources out there in print and online where thousands of different colour combinations or schemes can be referenced and compared However, there s another way of looking for colour combinations that will not only provide a real world view of how colours might combine but has been provided by the absolute experts of colour Look at art People have been experimenting with colour combinations for thousands of years and it s all out there for us to look at You can even gear your choice of art to the kind of project you re working on If you want an earthy combination of blacks and browns take a look at some cave paintings If you want rich and luxurious colours try something by Hans Holbein the Younger For bold bright combinations try Vincent van Gogh, or some of Mark Rothko s work If you re not so much into painting but like graphic work, look at Lichtenstein Mondrian or Warhol The colours are all there for the taking RS I really thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it from cover to cover I am a beginner and hence many of the concept were novel to me and beg further research all the reason to return to the book when I am a bit wiser and nod my head in understanding and agreement Still, as it is it will allow one to make less rookie mistakes and not feel bad in client communication, when your gut tells you to demand a good written brief, yet you re unsure if it is indeed done that way and if the client will think you unprofessional or slow for doing so Why it wasn t a solid 5 stars was the book s proclivity to handle InDesign as the software of choice and some rules stemmed from function of said software And the fact that many rules from typography were rooted in book magazine layout design, which is not such a frequent case. I think that books like this one, that gather bits and pieces of information about a field of study, are really smart and helpful Plus, Graphic Design Rules is a joy to browse, not to mention funny, too. Another guide to Graphic Design my latest interest Useful to a beginner but overall definitely one for an actual designer rather than the innocent by stander I happen to be Lots of great ideas but many of them especially in the typography section are too detailed for me But that s a failing of me rather than the book itself. A great introduction to the field written in a clear and amusing style Perfect for deciphering a lot of the jargon you were too afraid to ask about. Well designed, and some good advice, but not enough for that length Inspiring, though. I considered this book a must read as a graphic designer just starting out While I was at uni I realised that there were a lot of unspoken, often untaught, rules about layout and typography that I just needed know It made me insecure and afraid to make mistakes making me afraid to start a new project incase I did something stupid but reading this book has helped me let go of the fear of making rookie mistakes and has set me free to be a lot creative as a person.It s kind of like the Proverbs of Graphic Design.As I read I realised that many of the rules in this book were no brainers to me and boosted my confidence, and other rules I ended up treating as handy tips Thinking to myself huh, who knew that was a thing that could help.But the foreword from Stephen G Bucher was especially helpful to me in learning that as much as we in graphic design make each other feel like there are right answers and really WRONG answers and non of us really know them The fear of them will never make us happy or content with our work Our work will never evolve if we stick to the rules religiously with no real reason to but the fear of making mistakes.It is good to abide by the rules for the sake of visual language and communication, but obsessing over pixels as important and satisfying as it may feel in the moment can be tedious at the best of time and must be let go of if we want to be really creative.In Bucher s confident words You can look at this book as a guide to avoiding rookie mistakes, or you can be an ordinary bastard like me and see it as a list of Oh yeah We ll see about that challenges I may be leaning to the Rookie Mistakes perspective on the book, but I enjoy the possibility of seeing the challenges in it too.