OK, given my reservations about its sister volume on architecture, a pocket guide to graphic design is just weird. I mean, this just isn’t something you’re going to need to carry round with you.
It’s certainly good to see something that recognises the importance of graphic design and brings it to a popular audience and, if this book can achieve that, then I can forgive it its obvious shortcomings, but it also argues against itself because small type and small illustrations just don’t do a good job in the very field where the layout should shine.
The series bills itself as “filled with everything you need to know about the given field”. Are you sure about that?