Picture This: How Pictures Workby Wojciech Adam Koszek ⋅ Dec 27, 2014 ⋅ Menlo Park, CA
Great design book. Very nice for dummies like myself. Will teach you more about how image and graphics work for transferring feelings, impressions and content.
This little great book is a perfect night read: little words. If present, they’re very condensed, filled only with very rich content. But words is not why this book is great: its illustrative graphics helps you understand why pictures work how they work. And why.
Book is made up from a story, which starts with the page number one and builds till the very last page. Each page contains a sample image with short explanation and gives the reader a moment to look at the image and figure out how it feels.
If you’ve ever wondered how good designers distinguish certain moods out of the graphical content, this read is for you. Relax, tension, balance, disproportion are all explained in this book. Plus there’s a great exercise at the end!