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"Never Use White Type on a Black Background must be one of the most fun and quirky books one can read about rules in the world of fashion and design…beautifully laid out with an interesting and quirky visual language interpreting some of the design rules in the book. The size is nifty and small, like a little black book. Great for a laugh and to challenge your thinking and pre-conceptions as a designer."—Design Indaba Magazine

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Anneloes van Gaalen (1979) is an all-around creative, working as a writer, editor, curator, and documentary filmmaker. After receiving a MA and MPhil in English, American Studies, and Cultural Analysis, she started writing for a wide variety of publications.

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Product Details

  • Series: Ridiculous Design Rules
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BIS Publishers (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9063692072
  • ISBN-13: 978-9063692070
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,807,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anneloes van Gaalen is a writer, enterpreneur and all-round creative.

After receiving her MA and MPhil in English, American Studies and Cultural Analysis, Anneloes van Gaalen started writing for a wide variety of international publications including Wired Magazine, Dazed & Confused, ID Magazine and Surface. She also worked as editor-in-chief of LE COOL magazine Amsterdam. These days she writes for Amsterdam-based newspaper Het Parool.

A published author, Anneloes van Gaalen has written several books on (street) art, design, fashion, advertising, branding, new media and travel. She wrote and edited the popular Ridiculous Rules books and Indie Brands.

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By ak005 on May 21, 2012
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The cover and the title of the book grabbed me, and just like the title suggests, it's an interesting and fun read. It contains many inspirational or entertaining quotes from famous designers, while presenting the 50 commonly repeated design rules. It's a fun and easy read for designers of all level, but don't expect to learn a lot from it.
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By Adam Marple on February 17, 2013
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I use it as a reminder for my Theatre Design students. Short, pithy, thoughtful. Makes you question assumptions and then question those questions
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Nelson on November 23, 2010
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Interesting read, but it did not change my mind about the way that I design or the way I look at other's designs. I think that there are very few "rules" to design, so breaking the rules is the norm for me and the studio I work in.
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