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Design elements - a graphics style manual

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Distribute light and dark like firecrackers and the rising sun : Above all, make distinctions between light and dark noticeable and clear. Create images - don't scavenge : Nothing is more banal or meaningless than a commonly-used instance of stock photography that shows up everywhere. I love crossing into related disciplines and exploring the received wisdom. I'm obviously not a professional graphic designer but I am an enthusiastic amateur and keen to improve. With this in mind I enjoyed exploring Timothy Samara's sumptuous Design elements - a graphic style manual.