Robin Williams : Design Workshop Book Review
Graphic Design Learning & Instructional Tools
Design Workshop by Robin Williams & John Tollett
By Chris Dunmire
Several years ago I recommended the first edition (2001) of Design Workshop co-authored by Robin Williams and John Tollett and gave a brief overview of the major sections I thought newbie designers would find useful in the book.
When I initially reviewed Design Workshop, I was studying digital graphic design in college and was extremely inspired by every one of Robin's books I could get my hands on. It didn't take long for me to notice that several of her books including The Non-Designer's Design Book and this one was stocked in the college bookstore and assigned as textbooks in several of the graphic art courses. This was exciting, but not surprising, I thought, because Robin has taught college-level design courses for many years and her expertise in the field has been spotlighted in many places, including on Adobe.com and in a column she wrote several years ago called "TypeTalk."
I've since graduated from the design program I was enrolled in, but I'm still a huge fan of Robin Williams and keep several of her Web design, print design, and typography books on my book shelf for reference material and creative inspiration.
In 2006 the books' publisher, Peachpit Press, released an upgraded version of Design Workshop, a second edition with a new front cover design. My recommendation for this book stands as it originally did as I wrote in my early overview:
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