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November 22, 2009 7:19 AM Subscribe
What are the essential books on the topic of the objective qualities of effective graphic design?
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism to media & arts (12 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I am particularly interested in web design, but anything that pertains to the underlying principles of design and the interplay of aesthetics and content would, I think, benefit me.
I'm not so much after a gallery of "wow, look how easy this is for the masters" but more of a manual that bears re-reading and referencing.
I don't have a mint to spend, but if I could maybe have at least one each regarding layout, color, and typography, I think I would benefit hugely.