The Design Meltdown Book
1st edition — by Patrick McNeil — Jun. 13, 2008
The Web Designers Idea Book
It is really amazing just how much work it takes to crank out a book, but I have finally made it. The book is in fact finalized and being manufactured right now! This is of course massively exciting! The book is available for pre-order, to be delivered to you by mid October. Needless to say I am exceedingly exited, I can't wait to see the printed book!
To celebrate the release I am offering a special book and tShirt combo for $35 with free shipping to those in the United States.
For those of you who are new to Design Meltdown the book is a direct reflection of the site. I followed the same formula for looking at various design trends and formed a book containing the very best examples of each and every style, trend, color, etc etc. Basically the book is a heaping mound of visual inspiration combined with insightful commentary regarding the trend or pattern.
Below is a sample spread from the first chapter. This particular chapter has a second full spread of samples actually.
I was fortunate enough to have 3 designers create some terrific Design Meltdown tShirts. I have long wanted to do this and the release of the book was a perfect excuse to do so. Thanks to David Spann, Casey Barthels, and Ryan Doggendorf for contributing the design mojo. Pre-order yours if you like.
The book is also available for pre-order on amazon.com. They are in fact selling the book cheaper then I am, though it doesn't include free shipping, so please don't feel compelled to order from me. Though I will say that this is a real way to support Design Meltdown. Either way, I hope you enjoy the book!
There isn't a prize or anything, but Lee Nichols was the first to place an order!