Saturday, October 16, 2010

Books, Periodicals, Inspiration (Week 7)

1. Logo Lounge. I've used this countless times for logo inspiration. I also have given it to clients to get a feel for what type logos they like.

2. Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, Tipping Point, & Outliers. Love his writing. It's quite motivating too.

3. Frank Matthews, A Survey of the Graphic Arts. I found this one at a book fair. Written in 1969, it's a great look into past printing methods, relief printing, letterpress, itaglio printing, phototype, lithography, paper maufacturing, inks, binding, etc.

4. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People.

5. Communication Arts. I spend a lot of time feeling inept as I flip through this magazine.

6. Adrian Shaughnessy, How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul. A good look into what it takes to be a designer aside from talent and ability.

7. Peter Kyne, The Go-Getter. Never-give-up inspiration.

8. How. A nice magazine that gives you more than just pretty stuff to look at.

9. Dan Miller, No More Dreaded Mondays. Do what you love and the money will follow.

10. Thomas J. Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door. A look at the behaviors and patterns of the majority of wealthy people in America. Surprising.

11. James Allen, As a Man Thinketh. A classic book that basically states, "What you think is what you will become.

12. Megs, A History of Graphic Design. Our Text for History of Graphic Design. Always great to read about what the greats have done before us.

13. Andy Andrews, The Traveler's Gift, & The Noticer. Motivation that will kill the "woe-is-me" mentality.

14. Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

15. Natalie Avella, Paper Engineering. Paper as an art form.

16. James Craig, Designing with Type. I still consult this book when I have Typographical dilemmas.

17. Jim Krause, Design Basics Index. A decent overview of the basic principals of good design.

18. Digital Arts Magazine. I put that one there to fill in the corner. I don't really care too much for tutorial magazines.

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