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Forget All the Rules About Graphic Design: Including the Ones in This Book Paperback – June 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns (June 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823018644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823018642
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,663,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Pinto on January 13, 2001
Bob Gill is a genius when it comes to graphic design, and this book is the proof of it. While this edition may be out of print, it would be a worthy addition to any personal or professional creative library. So if you don't own this book it's well worth the wait or extra fee.
While the work presented here has a very dated 70's look to - that not what's important. The idea behind the work is that the graphic design communicates an idea. Each page in the book starts by giving you an "orginal problem" from a client - and then shows how Gill comes up with a solution to to not only solving the problem , but to redefine it. Gill uses a wide range of styles to solve his problems including plain typography, illustration and photography. His work is very clever, and is the opposite of people who just make pretty pictures.
This book would also be great for a copywriter or anyone trying to understand creative communication. If you can't get your hands on this book, I would suggest "A Smile in the Mind" published by Phaidon, which includes many bits of work found in "Forget all the rules about graphic design". However I hope the publisher will do a reprint, because this book should be read by every student of graphic design.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Bennett on October 7, 2002
I'm currently taking a class that Bob Gill is teaching, I'm looking forward to reading his book, I know just from knowing him that most likely it is a brilliant book, as the prior reviewer noted.
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By Jason on September 23, 2014
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Best book ever written.
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