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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: #476,819 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Simple and pure creative sparks here... Feb. 13 2008
By m. dunn - Published on
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
ideas ideas ideas Feb. 23 2008
By Natalie Natalie - Published on
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
Design Essential Index (Kit) May 8 2008
By Manong Ric - Published on
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
These books trigger your creative powers May 27 2008
By Amalphi - Published on
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.
This package is amazing.... May 29 2014
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