Behance has been a source of inspiration on the web for the past 8 years, I remember when they first started back in 2007 and it's amazing to see how important it became to the design community. That's also one of the reasons that Adobe acquired them. Today we won't talk about web but Behance's first book, the Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work.
The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. As I said, the book ask the questions: Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit?
Every new year comes with new resolutions, among them at least for me there's always one that is always there at the top of the list, which is to read more books. This year my goal is to vary the styles and move away from design books to focus more on subjects that can improve my personal and work life.
I really love artists that come up with super creative series. Some ideas are so cool that it's impossible not to come up with tons of pieces and by the end, to publish a book with all of them. That's the case of Badass Cartoon, a series by French artist Sylvain Sarrailh. Sylvain has the most awesome crossover ideas, like Mario meets Akira, Pac-Man meets The Thing, Sonic meets Dragon Ball and more! Here you can see just a few of his crossover ideas.
The book suggestion of this week is Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath.
The book suggestion of this week is about the importance of change and how difficult that can be. The book is titled Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
The book suggestion of this week is titled Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung by Josef Muller-Brockmann and it's a classic book about design and grid systems that despite the age is still useful and the base of most grid design for web and mobile apps. From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid system
The book suggestion of this week is titled Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design by John Clifford. Based on the reviews it is a must have for any designer. How Magazine puts "Striking work from the likes of Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher and other greats provides the imagery that guides readers through the pages.
It's great to see artists taking chances and making their own big projects, like 'Fall of Gods', a illustrated book by Danish artist Rasmus Berggreen. He came up with this project inspired in Norse mythology, which is pretty badass by itself, and made astonishing, action packed pieces. Here you can see some images from the book. For more information about it and more illustrations, please visit his portfolio at Behance! He'll definitely enjoy you showing him some love.
"Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself," an illustrated edition of Walt Whitman's iconic poem. The entire 256-page book is drawn by hand by Allen Crawford. For more from Allen Crawford visit planktonart.com.
The book suggestion of this week is titled Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics by Francesco Franchi. In this book, Franchi explains the ramifications of this development and how newspapers can become credible, comprehensive news brands.
The book suggestion of this week is about infographics. The title of the book is The Best American Infographics 2013 by Gareth Cook and David Byrne.
The book suggestion of this week is once again about typography and hand lettering. The title is Little Book of Lettering and the author is Emily Gregory.
The book suggestion of this week is about typography, more precisely, about hand-lettering and calligraphy. The book is titled Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy and the authors are R. Klanten, J. Middendorp and H. Hellige.
The book suggestion of this week is The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar. The book is about choice and how our behavior about making them. I am half way through this book and I am enjoying it a lot. There are some very usfeul information about conformity, the sense of uniqueness that we think we have, especially when me make our choices. Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend?
The book suggestion of this week is about UX design and how to apply the lean principles to make a better user experience. The title of the book is Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience and the authors are Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden. The Lean UX approach to interaction design is tailor-made for today’s web-driven reality.
The book suggestion this week is about UX design, the title is The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience by Rex Hartson and Pardha S. Pyla.
The book suggestion of this week is about UX design and how to sketch user interfaces. The title is Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook by Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicolai Marquardt and Bill Buxton. Designing user interfaces is much more than just moving pixels in Photoshop or other software. Creating something requires iteration, especially in the first first phases of the process.
The book suggestion of this week is about content and the strategy behind crafting the right content for your site or application. The book is Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition by Kristina Halvorson. Better content means better business. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse.
The book suggestion of this week is the book that Stefan Sagmeister recommended during his presentation at Reasons to be Creative.