Slight addiction. It’s not really like me to collect books, or frequently use them instead of browsing online for research. But, it occurred to me that the best designs to research, are going to be the ones that make it into the published books. I mean, anyone can upload something to the internet - but for a book to be published with your designs in, I personally think gives them superiority.
For my Creative Industry Practice brief, 'Designing Yourself' - I’ve been using the method of collecting what I think are the greatest books, and taking pictures of my favourite designs within in. After that, I print them out, stick them down and get people I know to vote and survey their favourites, by adding ticks next to each of them. I want these outcomes to be about me, so the selection is limited to my favourite. But I also want to appease the masses, so thats where their vote comes in to.
Hopefully by the end of it, my variety of design outcomes will be awesome on all those levels.
- Business Cards 3 - Designs on Saying Hello, by Michael S Dorrian and Liz Farrelly.
- The Best of Business card Design - No. 5, by Cheryl Dangel Cullen.
- Logo Design - Volume 2, by Ed. Julius Wiedemann.
- The Packaging and Design Templates Sourcebook 2, by Luke Herriott.
- The Designers’ Packaging Bible - Creative Solutions For Outstanding Design, by Luke Herriott.
- The Art of Package Design, by Gingko Press.
- Letterhead & Logo Design 9, by Rockport Publishing.
- Logo Design 5 by Graphis Inc.