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Reading Challenge Season has opened.

9 Dec

The YALSA 2014 Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge begins today. I am challenging myself to read the title on both lists, ten titles total. I have a couple on hand already and the rest are on hold at the library. I ‘ve been knitting like a fiend and have most of my holiday knitting done. I feel ready. 

First up:

Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design written by Chip Kidd, published by Workman Publishing Company.Go

This innovative book offers an introduction to the history and basic concepts of graphic design from one of the most successful designers working today. Using real world examples and rich visual aids, Kidd teaches readers how effective design can communicate ideas and messages, and he suggests ways to think critically about the design elements that infuse the media around us. Kidd invites readers to experiment with design themselves by ending the book with a series of 10 design challenges and offers a venue to share their work online.

I checked this book out of the library a few weeks ago and hadn’t managed to get around to it yet. Good thing. I had to read about on graphic design when I was getting my Master’s degree and think this might have been a better resource. I’ll let you know how it goes when I write a check-in on Saturday.

If you want to participate, or just want to learn more about the YALSA 2014 Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge, click here.

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