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Robin Williams Design Workshop
If you just stumbled into design, maybe via a hobby that grew into a career, and you want to improve your work without having to enroll in a degree program, this book can bridge some of the gaps in your acumen. Not really a primer on basic facts, Design Workshop is more like a guide to style.
The first chapter quizzes readers on mostly technical, basic details of design (l...more
ebook, Second Edition, 280 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by Peachpit Press
(first published October 26th 2000)
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No, not by that Robin Williams. Should I include textbooks in this list? A (relatively) fun read. If you're going to make anything design related - whether it be a flyer, business card, website, or a logo, At least read the chapter in this book about that specific topic. Contains lots of good examples of how to create a good design. However, got really repetitive after the first 90 pages (out of 280).
Aug 04, 2007 Marico rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: designers and artists, amateur or professional, and anyone who enjoys design at all
Robin Williams is an incredible writer. She is genuinely humorous and you feel like you are chatting with a friend while reading her work. This is my favorite design book to date.
Robin P. Williams is an American writer of computer-related books. She is particularly known for her manuals of style The Mac is Not a Typewriter and The Non-Designer's Design Book, as well as numerous manuals for various Mac OS operating systems and applications, including The Little Mac Book.More about Robin P. Williams...