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Idea Index

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sit! Stay! Be Creative!

It's tough to be creative on command. And with deadlines looming, you can't wait for inspiration to strike.

That's where Idea Index comes in. Don't let the small size fool you. Inside you'll discover thousands of big ideas for graphic effects and type treatmnts — via hundreds of prompts designed to stimulate, quicken and expand your creative thinking.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by North Light Books
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Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: graphic design novices
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An average quality compendium of "ideas" for graphic design projects. It runs through some assorted concepts to help you during your more fallow periods... It will show off an example of juxtaposed elements or how to create an impact with differently sized elements or how to create tension with "misplaced" design elements, etc.

Unlike its siblings (i.e., Color Index and Layout Index) I wouldn't really describe this one as a "best practice" guide. That doesn't make it bad... It just didn't seem
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Mar 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Another book I keep on my desk at work. Makes for a great reference book and can help jog my brain to get out of an endless loop of similar designs. However, I find this isn't the first book I generally reach for to get inspired.
Diana Habashneh
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helpful if you are just getting into graphic design
Apr 09, 2007 rated it liked it
When I'm brainstorming or low on inspiration, I love to have my "index" books handy.
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Small book that spark an inspiring journey to the design exploration. Good for designer that needs a jolt for the brain.
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Great reference book!
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