How this book is not an essential read is beyond me. Simply put it is one the best primers for entering the world of Graphic Design I’ve come across and seems to have been written with this course in mind. It certainly helped clear things up for me as an outsider with a keen interest in Graphic Design.
Gathering the collective knowledge and experience of designers Sean Adams, Peter Dawson, John Foster and Tony Seddon the book presents key design topics in short and easy to read sections.
Often with wonderfully chosen examples, the book leads the reader through the world of Type, Layout, Colour, Imagery, Production and Practice. It presents the key elements of Graphic Design in a format that is considered, none threatening and overall wonderful to read.
The best thing about this book is that you can come back to it time and again; I know we’re all guilty of this, myself included, but please keep this book with your studies and work as it may help you out of the odd corner or two.
Invest in a copy, you really won’t regret it.
Adams, S, Dawson, P, Foster, J, Seddon T (2012) Graphic Design Rules: 365 Essential Design Dos and Don’ts, Francis Lincoln Ltd, London