I’m doing something a little different for the February book round-up. I thought I’d find a book cover that I liked and then talk about what I think is working for it. I was looking through the online catalog for the Cincinnati Public Library and found this book: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti. What’s… Continue reading February book round-up and critique
Recently a client asked me about designing the cover for the second edition of her book. She wanted to maintain the look of the first book. “That’s a good idea,” I said. “Oh, good,” she said, tension leaving her voice. “Other designers wanted to change it all together.” The first edition cover was a reasonable… Continue reading No sloppy seconds: designing series, second books and second (and third, etc.) editions
Start the new year off right with one of these five books! I’m starting with books to turn your thinking on its head, but ending with a light parody read. Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman I first read this book when I was in college and I've re-read it at least once since… Continue reading Book round up for the new year!
For December’s book roundup, here's a selection of books that will get you in the holiday spirit, or will make a great gift for that special someone on your Christmas list. Except that last entry, it's currently not available, and it's a DVD! Read to the end to see why I tease! A Christmas Carol… Continue reading Book roundup: Holiday edition!
“You made the mood boards,” my client said as I laid them out for my design presentation. “I thought that we’d be making them together. I was searching for magazines.” Fortunately, she wasn’t upset that I’d done all the work, but I realized that I hadn’t been clear on how I work with mood boards.… Continue reading Mood boards | What is a mood board, and why is it a great design tool
A collection of books for your reading and viewing pleasure! Some old, some new, all good!