An Email from Chris, our Dubai correspondent, dragged us away from the pile of half-eaten Easter eggs and back into the world of blogging. He thoughtfully sent us a link to a list created by Jamie Wiek (from out of Airside) and posted on his Blog, outlining the 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know. There's nothing here that's particularly original but that doesn't mean that it isn't extremely good advice! In fact it's the stuff that we continually tell our students so it's nice to hear our opinions mirrored by an independent third-party source.
Most of Jamie's article borrows from a very influential document written by Canadian Designer Bruce Mau in 1998. His Incomplete Manifesto remains an incredibly inspiring and useful document.
Ex-Saatchi man Paul Arden made very similar points in his 2003 book It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be. We can highly recommended this little publication and with an Amazon price of £3.77 you'd be daft not to own a copy.
That's all for now, the Easter eggs are calling...