Design book Part II
February 17, 2011 8:53 PM   Subscribe

A design book to follow Robin Williams' book?

I just read the The Non-Designer's Design Book, and am really enjoying putting the basic ideas to use in anything graphics oriented. If I wanted to go a bit deeper, and not be too technically tied in to any particular software package, what book should I read next?
posted by raheel to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
It really depends on where you want to go with design...print, web, typography?

But here are a few places to start:
Before & After magazine
Communication Arts

There are many more but it would help to know your specific areas of interest.
posted by Gusaroo at 12:10 AM on February 18, 2011

Before&After's How To Design Cool Stuff is, I think, a really good followup to The Non-Designer's Design Book, with a straightforward instruction style.

There is also, of course, William's Design Workshop.

I own both and find them useful and inspiring.
posted by faineant at 12:28 AM on February 18, 2011

Some of the ideas in Harrower's Newspaper Designer Handbook go beyond newspapers. Color, typography, arrangement, balance, measurement units, etc.
posted by starman at 4:56 AM on February 18, 2011

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