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Design Essentials Index [Hardcover]

Jim Krause

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Book Description

Dec 15 2007 Index

Combining three invaluable, practical design books for idea-hungry designers, the Design Essentials Index offers designers solutions for everything from design basics to new systems for combining colors to an in depth examination of creative an practical applications of type. This uniquely designed box set includes Jim Krause's best selling guides Design Basics Index, Type Idea Index and Color Index 2 to give designers a wealth of practical design info at their fingertips.

  • Design Basics Index- A guide to the basic building blocks of design and how to combine those elements to create head-turning work
  • Type Idea Index- An in-depth examination of creative and practical issues surrounding typography
  • Color Index 2- Over 1500 new color combinations for print and web media


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1080 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books; Box edition (Dec 15 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600611427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600611421
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 9.7 x 21.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Krause is the author and designer of the bestselling Index series available from HOW Books. He has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s and has produced award-winning work for clients large and small from Microsoft and McDonalds to Washington Apples and Seattle Public Schools.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and pure creative sparks here... Feb. 13 2008
By m. dunn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As a budding designer, this series of books is a jolt of stimulating air!
No bewildering and incomplete tutorials, just inspiring visual stuff.
Jim is such a brilliant communicator and artistic mind that one cannot help but be totally seduced and informed by his vivid passion.
Simple and pure creative sparks here...
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ideas ideas ideas Feb. 23 2008
By Natalie Natalie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is the second book set I bought from this author and I've enjoyed them both. This set contains the updated book of color along with two others. Great reference books and fun to flip through.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Design Essential Index (Kit) May 8 2008
By Manong Ric - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Both my daughter (a regional marketing analyst) and I (a high school graphics design teacher) share several of the Jim Krause texts, and we are very satisfied using them as think-tank references.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These books trigger your creative powers May 27 2008
By Amalphi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Design Essential Kit contains three books that look really great and have many, many examples to give you good ideas making (better) designs.
5.0 out of 5 stars This package is amazing.... May 29 2014
By Luis Alberto Martinez - Published on Amazon.com
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I was looking everywhere for this design book package. However, it was too expensive to buy wherever i went.
Then I came to Amazon and found it used for less than 50% of it's retail value. I bought it expecting some damage and BOOM.... It arrived to my house BRAND NEW. Definitely great user to buy from. :)

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