Never Use White Type on a Black Background: And 50 Other Ridiculous Design Rules by Anneloes van Gaalen is a very tidy little volume that questions the validity of fifty so-called rules pertaining to the world of design. Through the use of countless quotes, great graphics and a liberal dose of humour, the areas of fashion, product and graphic design, photography and lifestyle are examined with a grain of salt. This is a fun book for designers, rule makers and breakers, or anyone with opinions.
Hardcover, 160 pages. BIS Publishers, 2009. $12.24 at Amazon.