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Exploding Vole, The
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Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. Much appreciated.
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It's a pleasant enough construct but does it do the job i.e. sell the album?. You would need to know so many things like does it represent the way the band sees itself? Does it chime with the music? Are they opposed to their photographs being used? Is it their first album? Does it establish a feel which they would want to project? Are they happy to be seen to be associated with a minimalist approach and so on. Design always flows from the thinking which flows from the contact/familiarity with the client allied to research.
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This makes me want to cry.

Both because it's so beautiful, and I know it will never happen.

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So the Del Amo Mall in Jackie Brown really exists?
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Hells yes, not all that far from the South Bay Galleria, also. Tarantino uses a lot of real locations--though Jack Rabbit Slim's doesn't exist. Sadly, the Hawthorne Grill, the scene of the robbery in Pulp Fiction, was torn down a few years ago.

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Empire, back in the days when it was a half decent magazine, did a feature on the real life locations or inspirations for bits of Tarantino's films (I think this was before Jackie Brown, though).
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The rooftop in Reservoir Dogs where Tim Roth hears the story to retell is in Long Beach.
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As someone who employs graphic designers - both staff and free-lancers, here's my input - which echoes much of what has been said already. (Though this comes from an Amsterdam perspective, it may well be very different in th U.K. I dunno.)

1. You can probably teach yourself the software, but you need to study design and typography from a real teacher. It's astonishing how many people we see here who can manipulate software but don't understand the fundamentals of graphic design.

2. Though Quark is often considered dead-in-the-water, you'll still need at least a passing knowledge of it as a lot of print or production houses still insist on it.

3. You need a book of real-world work, so initialy you'll probably have to do some free work, just to have something to show. Try selling a day's work on eBay.

4. As for the Mac v. P.C. thing, Mac still dominates the design/advertising/communications universe - so you'll need to know your way round the Mac OS if you want to be taken seriously. Don't forget even as a free-lancer you'll be expected to work in client's offices sometimes.

5. Going rate for a free-lance graphic designer is between 60 - 90 per hour. The rate for a Mac-Monkey is about half that. Whatever rate you choose for yourself, never apologise for it, and only compromise on your rate if you are being offered a shit-load of work.

6. If you just turn up when you promise that you will, turn your work in on-time and on-budget - you'll go a long, long, way.

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Vole, did you decide to pursue this line of training/work?
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Exploding Vole, The
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Sadly, no. But thanks for asking.
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Reed
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Can anyone offer some advice on learning a bit about graphic design?

I don't think I want to do it for a living - I don't have a Mac and I doubt that I have an aptitude for it.

However, I want to be able to appreciate good design a bit better, both for the pure enjoyment of it but also so that I can talk more intelligently about it when it comes up at work.

When the designer presents us with an idea, I want to be able to explain, as much as possible, why it's a good or bad design for what we want to do with it.

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If you're not taking a course I teach one that's essentially graphic design for non-graphic designers, but it'd be a long commute I'd recomend picking up a copy of Editing by Design by Jan White. It's been around for about quarter of a century but was updated a couple of years ago. It's exeptionally good for writers and editors who want to understand, if not practice, the design and art direction of publications. White was both an editor and a designer so is able to see the role from more than one PoV, it's jargon free and very accessible. I use it as a first year text.
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Thanks for the tip AdeC. We are ordering one for work today.
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Nice cover Vole.

A few more subway maps:

Paris
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Montreal
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San Fran
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[ 02.05.2007, 07:35: Message edited by: linus ]

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Reed
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Thanks for that advice AdC. I'll look into that.

If it seems viable, perhaps I'll take a course. What sort of institutions usually offer this sort of intro class?

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