January 27th, 2011
Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces.

This is the fifth book in the Ridiculous Design Rules series by Anneloes van Gaalen. I have never come across this set of books before, but they look really nice,  and have a sense of humour. For each of the 51 rules covered in each book, Van Gaalen refers to quotes by famous fellow designers, who either think there is something to the rule or have made a personal variation of it. Whether you agree with them or not, the Ridiculous Design books sharpen your own thoughts about the rules and the assumed truths of design, advertising, fashion, photography and the Internet. Each rule is convincingly illustrated, with the illustrations either confirming or disproving the rule in question.

Other titles in this series of graphic design books include:

Never Use White Type on a Black Background and 50 other Ridiculous Design Rules
The Medium is the Message and 50 other Ridiculous Advertising Rules
Never Leave The House Naked and 50 other Ridiculous Fashion Rules
Never Use Pop Up Windows and 50 other Ridiculous Web Rules

Check out the website here: http://www.ridiculousrules.com, where you can also buy the book.

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