Robin Williams Design Workshop picks up where The Non-Designer1s Design Book leaves off, and takes the reader to the next step of creative design with discussions and examples of visual metaphors, visual impact, grid theory, and problem-solving, and practical lessons on how to work with color, photos, and clip art. The majority of the book focuses on specific projects, such as brochures, business cards, flyers, ads, logos, etc., each with "before" and "after" examples. Clear explanations of exactly what was wrong with the "before" version, and exactly what was done to create the "after" are included.
Describes practical graphic design principles and concepts, and how to apply them to projects. The authors explain why some designs are more likely to grab attention, and which looks are suitable for specific types of projects, such as business cards, letterhead, brochures, logos, and other advertising. Ample color design examples are sprinkled throughout the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)