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The Big Book Of Layouts [Paperback]

David E Carter
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March 29 2007

A collection of the latest layout designs and ideas for amateur and professional graphic designers.

Organized so as to encourage creativity, serendipitous discovery, and inspiration, THE BIG BOOK OF LAYOUTS includes techniques that can be used to enhance any layout. It provides insights into the elements that make layouts effective. It covers a range of styles, from traditional to cutting edge, that were selected to help designers think more creatively and be more productive.

With more than 750 outstanding layouts featured in a robust visual gallery with detailed descriptive information, this book provides a thorough look at what goes into an effective layout design.


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A noted authority on the subjects of graphic design, logo design, and corporate branding, David E. Carter has produced over 100 best-selling books in those fields, including The Big Book of Logos, The Big Book of New Design Ideas, and The Big Book of Business Cards. He is currently working on several new corporate identity books.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 14 2014
By Phat
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Oct. 11 2009
Format:Paperback
I'm a second year design student who has been dorking out over good design books lately. This one looked to be the grandaddy of all layout books so I saved up and bought it. I was severely disappointed with it. I thought it would be inspirational and helpful, but most of the layouts that are shown are so dated and tacky looking that I mostly just got ideas on what not to do. There are a few great layouts, but I feel like, on the whole, this book just doesn't cut it. I will say that it looks good on my shelf, though...
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1.0 out of 5 stars HUGE Disappointment Jan. 23 2010
By N. Weinberg - Published on Amazon.com
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As a Parsons School of Design May 2010 graduate, I felt this book was extremely disappointing. I bought The Big Book of Layouts as a gift for a friend who makes layouts for a living and thought it was extremely disappointing. The designs inside are for the most part unoriginal and boring. I was expecting innovative and unique layouts that would be inspiring, but instead I got layouts that look as if they were made on a Microsoft program. Avoid purchasing this book at all costs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big book Nov. 2 2007
By Jt Mulder - Published on Amazon.com
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Although it sounded like an interesting book, initially I bought it with high expectations; and it did not disappoint me at all. With bright pictures, crisp graphics, great layout is reassuring: I know I have a reliable source to go back to anytime I feel clueless!

I would recommend this book to anyone stuck in a rut, looking for excitement and challenge.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with BBofL Nov. 19 2008
By J. S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The art school I go to was always referring to this book, and I saw a friend of mine drool over it while at Barnes and Noble. I think it's definitely worth the cash, and a fantastic reference tool. There's a little bit of older, outdated work in there, but overall the book is great.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Time and money pit Aug. 1 2009
By Dustin Koop - Published on Amazon.com
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Generally when reading reviews you get a handle on the type of book/product you are about to purchase, I found these reviews to be inaccurate. This book is very conservative in the type of work that is shown, It had old stuffy work that was anything but inspiring and definitely not "inspiring" and there was nothing "Cutting edge" what so ever inside. It is the most un-creative book I have ever purchased in my life. It is something that may be worth picking up at a garage sale for a quarter, even then, it would be taking up valuable space on my book shelf.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 60% Good Examples - 40% Bad Examples June 22 2008
By Robert Umstadter - Published on Amazon.com
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Most of the layouts and designs look quite impressive. However, there are some examples that should have not made it into this book unless the author was trying to showcase some examples of what not to do. If that's the case, then I totally missed the point.
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