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The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

The Process, by Judith and Richard Wilde

A collection of 13 experimental projects designed to teach conceptual thinking and problem solving to art and design students.

Trade Marks & Symbols, 1973

Trade Marks & Symbols

Trade Marks & Symbols is a comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to more than 1,500 trademarks from all over the world.

Renoir, My Father

Renoir self-portrait circa 1910

The following passage gives a glimpse of life in 1845 when Pierre-Auguste Renoir arrived in Paris at the age of four.

Typeface combinations used in design books

Thinking with Type

Look for typefaces designed by the same designer or created during the same era.

Remember those great Volkswagen ads?

Remember those great Volkswagen ads?

“…if you simply appreciate wit and style, you’ll enjoy this book.”

Pass it on

Logo Design Love spread, Cerovski

I’ve got six copies of the new Logo Design Love book to give away.

Keep experimenting

S grass

“But what do you show in your book? Well, show some experimentation.”

From the reader #24

Paul Rand, Thoughts on Design

Here’s some good career advice from Moving Brands’ CEO Matt Heinl.

Logo Design Love, second edition, available for pre-order

Logo Design Love

The second edition of Logo Design Love is at the printers.

G . F Smith, 1885 onwards

G . F Smith, Portrait of a Company

G . F Smith’s Portrait of a Company just came in the post.

Into Asia

Work for Money, Design for Love

You made the book, and it’s out there helping designers all over the world.

From the reader #22

Steven Heller in conversation with Milton Glaser. An interesting listen.

The Geometry of Type

The Geometry of Type

An intricate look at the construction of 100 traditional and modern typefaces.

On negotiating your design salary

Nail It

“I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on early career negotiations.”

No, No, No, No, No, Yes.

Gideon Amichay book

I might have given up my dream. A big mistake.

Graphic Icons: Jan Tschichold

Tschichold poster

Jan Tschichold shaped graphic design long after his own death.

Blank Slate: A Comprehensive Library of Photographic Templates

Blank Slate

A nice alternative to signing up to a stock photography website.

The Design Method

Exit sign

The Design Method is a new book by Eric Karjaluoto.

Book giveaway

LDL and WFMDFL books

I’m giving away seven copies of each of my books, and 20 codes for digital versions of each.

The Fortune Cookie Principle

Fortune cookie

Full of inspiring stories about what makes businesses unique (and successful).

15 Years, 115 Projects

15 115 by Mark Bloom

15/115 (15 Years, 115 Projects) is the second book from designer Mark Bloom of Mash Creative.

Work for Money, Design for Love — first translations

Chinese lead type

Four foreign publishers have bought licenses to translate Work for Money, Design for Love.

Popular Lies About Graphic Design

Graphic design is easy

An attempt to debunk misconceptions, half truths and lies within the design profession.

Ninety percent of group discussions start off on the wrong foot

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

Always begin with a recap of the design brief.

Early feedback

Work for Money, Design for Love

Some brilliant early feedback about Work for Money, Design for Love.

In stock

Work for Money, Design for Love

My second book Work for Money, Design for Love is now available.

10,000 hours

Siobhan Keaney placeholder

“A good four or five years after graduation is needed for designers to begin to find their feet.”

Book Mountain, by MVRDV

Book Mountain

the Book Mountain library in Spijkenisse, Netherlands, is designed as an advert for reading.

In production

Work for Money, Design for Love goes to press this week.

Work for Money, Design for Love spine mockup

When what you’re selling isn’t what you’re selling

Make Your Idea Matter

Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.