Sometimes when I want a break from the suggested link vacuum of the Internet, I go to Half Price Books to look for new perspectives in the shelves of pre-owned publications. Scattered throughout the Art and Graphic Design sections, I always find interesting titles that would never turn up in my everyday Google searches.
During my most recent visit to Half Price Books, I bought four books for less than 30 dollars. Here’s what I got:
Business Cards: The Art of Saying Hello: A cool little book full of design-heavy business cards.
Atlas of Graphic Designers: Posters and flyers from other parts of the world are always cool. This book is chock-full of them.
Drawing from the Artist Within: The Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers: Betty Edwards’ awesome sequel to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I highly recommend both books.
The Non-Designer’s Design Book: If you’re like me and you didn’t go to design school, this is a must-have book. Read it once and then read it again. Memorize everything in it. It’s awesome.