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Books about Stories in Games?

One of my very best friends has a birthday coming up. Over the last year he has thrown himself into game design as a hobby with his eyes on the horizon of possibly pursuing it professionally down the line. My friend is incredibly practical and intelligent so I am not so much interested in a gift that is very "how to" but instead I would love a book that looks at games on a critical level and deconstructs how they craft narrative. I've seen some questions on the green suggesting guides on a practical level and one a from a couple years ago of material that was mostly excellent blogs/posts but can anyone think of good gift books that explore ludo narrative in this way?
posted by sendai sleep master on May 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Good designer to convert PDF to ebook?

I have a PDF that I'd like to convert to ebook format. It's straightforward - body text with just a handful of images - but the ebook needs to have the same font and style of the PDF. (I also have it in InDesign, if that helps.) I'm looking for a designer, or design agency, who has worked on ebooks before, who can take this on. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Oct 8, 2013 - 5 answers

vintage science and engineering book series... by cover.

Years ago I saw a flickr set (I think) of the covers of a vintage series of books on science and engineering. Each cover (under the dust jacket) was a single color and featured a simple embossed diagram of the book's topic (e.g rockets, electricity & magnetism), with no text. They were gorgeous. Please help me find the series title!
posted by you're a kitty! on Jan 6, 2013 - 6 answers

What are the most interestingly designed books?

What are the most innovatively designed books currently in print? Do you know of one that has a particularly interesting layout, perhaps using typography, photos, drawings, or layout in an unusual way? If so, what makes it so great? I am interested in learning about some fun new examples of design.
posted by mortaddams on Sep 22, 2012 - 22 answers

iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?

I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

books on creativity for the creative person

Can you recommend great books on creativity that have inspired you greatly in your work? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Mar 18, 2011 - 23 answers

It's a bit tricky to search for "book cover design book."

I want my books to be judged by their covers. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 5, 2011 - 13 answers

If you were to crowdsource the title of a book, how would you do it?

If you were to crowdsource the title of a book, how would you do it? [more inside]
posted by morninj on Jan 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me build a solid web design/development foundation from scratch

I want to create a simple but dynamic Bible-reading web app from the ground up. I have very little web design and development experience. Where do I begin? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

visual stimulation on the cheap

Looking for cheap, beautiful art and design books I can buy used. [more inside]
posted by TayBridge on Mar 25, 2010 - 4 answers

A New Old Book?

CopyrightFilter: Lets say I wanted to take a book in the public domain, illustrate it, set it, and design it as a kind of portfolio project that shows I can do all these things - could I then sell the book legally via print on demand or running my own press?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Sorry, no matches for the tag graphic design books across MetaFilter‽

What are the essential books on the topic of the objective qualities of effective graphic design? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Nov 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Custom notebook printing/binding services?

Looking for recommendations of printers... more details inside. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Apr 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Armchair architect looking for book and video picks

Armchair architect looking for book / video recommendations. After having enjoyed: A place of My Own, How Buildings Learn and Christopher Alexander's work, I'm looking for other design / architecture titles. What can you recommend?
posted by zander on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me inspire my dad to build a cabin.

I'd like to encourage my dad to build a cabin on land he's owned for years, what cabin/outdoorsy house design book should I get him for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by R_Nebblesworth on Dec 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me with my Portfolio!

Photography Portfolio Filter: I'm finally hanging out my shingle *officially* to do portrait shoots and show my more *artistic* work beyond the few small galleries I've already been in. To whit, I'm putting together two portfolio books. One for prospective portrait clients and another for gallery work. My question is one of formatting the pictures within the portfolio book. (More inside....) [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jan 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Beautiful Non-Fiction Books Needed

Can you recommend some beautiful / well designed non-fiction books? Topic is (mostly) irrelevant. [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Dec 31, 2007 - 32 answers

Which Edward Tufte book should a scientist read?

My mom's a research scientist; I've convinced her to get an Edward Tufte book (partly because she uses Powerpoint a lot). Which one should she get?
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Really, really, really good non-fiction books

Few books have given me as much sheer joy as Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style". Tufte's "Visual Explanations" is also up there in terms of content and presentation. What other exceedingly well researched, written and designed non-fiction books would you recommend for somebody interested in Design, Architecture, Programming, Information Visualization, Maps, Math, Music and Science? [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 27, 2007 - 35 answers

The perfect industrial design book

I'm looking for a gift: the perfect book on industrial design for my brother. [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Aug 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Good CSS Books?

What are some good intermediate to advanced CSS resources in dead-tree form? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Crash course in putting togther full color printed book

I have 2 days to put together a full color printed book, consisting of up to 20 double-sided pages that has to look as sweet looking as possible, but I know nothing about printing technology or what can be done. [MI] [more inside]
posted by banished on Nov 23, 2004 - 12 answers

Seeking books about human-computer interaction or user interface design

Has anyone ever read any books, etc. about human-computer interaction or user interface design that were particularly worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Jul 29, 2004 - 20 answers

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