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The Designer's Ultimate Index
by Jim Krause
This acrylic case contains 2 classic titles from the Design Index series - Layout and Type. Also included the new revised Color Index. Layout Index: This extremely compact guide is a pocket-sized compendium of ideas of layout generators. The book will help designers, at every skill level, explore multiple possibilities for visual treatments. Type Index: Offers an in-depth ...more
Paperback, 984 pages
Published January 21st 2011 by How Books
(first published October 15th 2003)
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Jul 23, 2007 Rhonda rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: graphic artists
I have used the color index countless times - it saves me time and frustration when I'm trying to pick out the right combo. Love the CMYK & RGB formulas and how the book is organized. Idea index is wonderful for logo ideas and passing up a creative slump. Layout index - I've read cover to cover but not in the order the layouts were presented in. I don't want to copy the layouts they provide as examples so usually I give the book a quick glimpse when I'm stuck. For all three books - most time ...more
This set has a lot of great examples, and helped me see some ideas for assignments and projects that I ended up using. My rating indicates that I've finished the books, but they're not really something to sit down and read cover to cover, more likely one would keep referring back to them as the need arises. At least that's how I've used them so far.