The new release from A Book Apart looks very good. It’s a handbook on how to manage the design process. From getting clients, to getting sign off, to getting paid. It’s written from experience and from the heart.
There is an astonishing amount of good advice in just the preview chapter. Here are my favorite quotes from that chapter:
A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech, is a book on creative thinking. It is a best seller on the subject and it also happens to be my latest read. I’m trapping the passage below for reference as it really resonated with me. It’s something I’m guilty of a lot.
Design as Art by Bruno Munari I’ve just picked up Design as Art by Bruno Munari. I’m only 50 pages in but it’s turning out to be quite a read. Here’s my favourite piece so far: A designer with a personal style, arrived at a priori, is a contradiction in terms. There is no such
Here is a great pictoral look at the evolution of the Ford logo. While digging around I came across my favourite Ford logo of the lot. This logo went unused by Ford. Apparently it was too radical a switch. A damn shame. This would look great even today. You can check out Rand’s extensive portfolio
Last week I attended Fronteers in Amsterdam. A web confernece focused on web design and front-end development. It was an excellent conference, chock-full of CSS3 & HTML5. I left with my head buzzing, excited about working on the web. The highlight for me was Stephen Hay’s talk on Real World Responsive Web Design. A topic