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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller
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Jun 23, 2014

did not like it
bookshelves: design-related

I didn't expect to learn much from this book. I'd hoped it would give me some useful ideas for different graphic approaches to current projects.

It didn't.

I'd thought it might give me a greater knowledge of the history of graphic design so that I would better know what emotions various pastiches evoke.

It didn't.

This book provides a perfunctory gloss of each of its 100 ideas listing specific projects that specific individuals have made following that idea, but not showing why that idea mattered historically or why I would want to use it now. The language is condescendingly erudite, as though a large vocabulary could compensate for a lack of thought.
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