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Idea Index Turtleback – May 1 2000

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  • Turtleback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1 edition (May 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581800460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581800463
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 12.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #584,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s. He has produced award-winning work for clients large and small, including Microsoft, McDonald's, Washington Apples, Bell Helicopter, Paccar/Kenworth, Northern Trust and Seattle Public Schools. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.


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Format: Turtleback
Not much more to say than it's exactly what it is and exactly as described. An index of ideas and kickstarts when stuck in a creative block. I was able to thumb through it and use it twice within the first day of owning it, more than paying for itself and saving me when I was in a rut. I am looking forward to using the other index books (Color Index and Layout Index) as well in the same fashion. On a side note, I believe those that are truely disappointed either were expecting too much or expecting something completely different than advertised.
I wish I could give it 6 or 7 stars for it's usefulness alone.
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Given the reputation of Jim Krause and the number of positive reviews praising his booklet 'Idea Index' I did expect a lot. I was greatly disappointed: (1) the text is by far too superficial to even touch upon the real problems hidden behind a given idea, and; what is most unpleasant, (2) the illustrations simply do not play in the pro's leage.
Everyone finding inspiration in in 'Idea Index' will equally love the infamous Corel Draw Clipart Collection. The rest of us would get more ideas in any Graphis periodical or simply on a walk in the park.
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Since the readers of my previous review of this book, lacked a sense of humor, I've decided to re-write it!
In comparison with the Color Index, this book has a lot more text to go with the examples - nearly every spread has text on the left side and examples on the corresponding page. Even though it is meant as a brainstormer I become a bit oversaturated myself *lol*, from all this text trying to connect to the images.
Maybe the focus should have been on the text really? Maybe the images was meant to be used as supplements only..
But hey, even if the text comes first - can you honestly say that you look at the text first and that you wouldn't even notice the images until after you finished reading the text?!
So if you can control your brain, I am sure that Jim will have reached his goal with this book - to help us professionals get out of the office at a reasonable hour, to cite the author himeslf.
-Help us by speeding up the process of selecting the right idea for a particular project.
Because of the messy feel this book initiates, I still think that whether you will have use for this book or not, really depends on your own mental resources and which way fits you to work best.
Give it a go I would say, especially considering the prize and size - you have to try it yourself to find out whether it does it for you or not.
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I disagree with a previous reviewer who wrote that this book is the equivalent of "ideas in a can."
I find that to be more true of many of the other design books which showcase the work of the same 100 or so designers in multiple books by the same publisher. I don't have a problem with those books - if you use them to find cool elements which are an explorational springboard.
And that's what I think this book does. We all have walls full of inspiring work, boxes loaded with stuff clipped from magazines, and printed collateral from various sources.
This is no more than that. A place to perch and peer into the realm of "what if I try..."
I don't think the author intends for anyone to go and say, I'll start w/p. 22, add some page 45, and tweak it up w/p. 140.
It's just a way to get the brain to travel a little. It's also a good way to identify a general direction when narrowing your brainstormed ideas.
I don't think we are supposed to stop with what's between the covers of this book. I think it's just an interesting place to start.
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Heres a book with all kinds of techniques and suggested juxtapositions with this and that and why not try this effect...blah, blah and more blah. This book should have shipped inside a pancake mix box with the instructions: "For instant creativity, just add water." Once upon a time graphic design was about discovering an idea. Today you can either find it in clip art, photoshop filters or...books like this one. A book with "over the counter" ideas is a sad testimony that our craft is losing its craft. That people are no longer in search of a new way, but simply recycling old ways. If we are going to pull techniques from a can then why call ourselves Graphic Designers? Why not call ourselves Desktop Publishers? In fact, why not hand this book to our client and tell them to hire their burger boy nephew who happens to have his own Mac or PC at home. The whole point of design is that we find NEW ideas and techniques that differentiate our clients (and ourselves) from others. So someone please tell me where that differentiation occurs when everyone finds themselves reaching for books of this nature, scrambling for an off the shelf cake mix as opposed to inventing their own recipe. If I made an "Idea Index book" it would have 1000 pages in it. All of them blank! And the book would come with a free pencil.
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By A Customer on June 5 2000
Format: Turtleback
Why didn't anyone think of this before? There's no shortage of "how to" books, but there are VERY FEW books that actually help you come up with the concepts and "looks" for those images and designs. You've probably got shelves full of books that help you use your computer better and faster, what you need now is a book that will help you use your brain better, faster and more creatively. I can guarantee this book won't end up on your shelf...it'll be parked next to your sketchpad or keyboard at all times!
This fat little plastic-bound book has hundreds of well organized and cleverly illustrated images on the right-hand side of each spread, and short topic-relevant sentences on the left. I'm amazed at how quickly it helps me not only run through potential concepts and styles for new projects, but also how it helps me find ways of giving my own not-quite-ready ideas the extra "tweak" needed to bring them up a notch. I can't imagine not having it next to my computer and/or in my carry-all at all times. My advice for freelancers: get one. My advice for agencies and studios: get one for everybody.
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