Popular Lies* About Graphic Design

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I bought ‘Popular Lies* About Graphic Design’ by Craig Ward a while back now. I hadn’t got around to reading it due to so much happening at Uni but seeing it in one of my tutor’s offices the other week reminded me about it.

It might be small in size, but not in content!

Craig has used type as image to create dynamic spreads with great impact:

‘The truth can be hard to see’

The book visits a number of famous graphic design assumptions/lies including:
‘An education in design is pointless.’, ‘A good idea doesn’t require a budget.’, ‘The client is always right.’ and ‘The best work wins the award.’

Here’s a few of my favourite spreads:

‘Comic Sans is the worst typeface ever created.’ – I wouldn’t use Comic Sans in my work but lets face it, every typeface has its purpose and it’s fine for children’s bake sale posters etc. There…

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