The Production Manual - a graphic design handbook

this is a great design reference book. it does have a selection of great work to drool over, but the focus is on practical information about print techniques, formats, bindings, finishes, colour set ups and every other production method a designer needs to know.

it's bloody handy. i don't ever feel like i've learnt it all and i don't need to bother learning more. even the things i think i know well can always benefit from being tested and improved. if your working in design for print, i recommend you wrap your eye goggles round this one.