What should I request for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by klymr, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I know, there is already a thread out there on this topic, but I wanted everyone's opinion here on a few things. I have about a $100 limit total on whatever I get, so that rules out a lot of COOL stuff.

    -- I was thinking, since I won't have money anytime soon for Leopard, I could get that. My sister could pick it up for my mom from the school bookstore for $89. I'm just not certain I want that as cool as it may be. It can wait, if you know what I mean.

    -- I was also thinking the KERN jacket from Veer was looking mighty nice. If I don't get that, I just might be buying it myself with my Christmas bonus from work. :D

    -- Another passion of mine is cooking, though I rarely do it. I might like a nice set of industrial grade pans and pots. I could get a couple pans and pots for about that price.

    -- I know a lot of people have mentioned books for designers, but not too many specific books. Someone mentioned Thinking with Type, but I'm currently reading that one (checked out from the school library). Are there any other specific design books that would be good for a beginner?

    Are there any other items that might be nice for a beginning designer for around $100 or less? Any cool gadgets that a designer might need? I need to get this list over to my mom's house tomorrow sometime so she can start shopping. What ideas do YOU people have?
     
  2. stimpycat macrumors regular

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    Depends what kind fo designer u are and what u'll be designing - you can get a wacom bamboo for around a hundred bucks.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    id go for something fun... like a 500gb hard drive :)
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    Tell them to give you cash or let you contribute money to the gift, then you can match their $100 with some money of your own and get something even nicer than what you alone or just the gift money alone could reach separately.

    $100 gift

    + $50 of your money
    ____________________

    = brand new iPod nano



    btw, how old are you?
     
  5. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    i second the bamboo. I'm getting one of those vor chirstmas.

    As far as books, i'm getting a bunch of those for xmas as well.

    I'm asking for:
    "Neubau Welt"
    "Soak Wash Rinse Spin"
    "How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul"
    "Cabinet of Natural Curiosity"

    Ok, the last isn't a "designer" book, but it is a beautiful book to look at. Also, any of the "index" books by Krausse are good (ie. Idea Index, Layout Index, Color Index, Type Idex, Design Basics Index, etc...)

    other suggestions:
    cool t-shirts (fullbleed, spraygraphic, artefacture, etc...)
    fonts
    magazine subscriptions (communication arts, print, I.D., HOW, CMYK, etc..)

    -JE
     
  6. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, most likely going into design with more of a print background. I'm 25 and have a couple more years of school left.

    As far as the iPod Nano, I'll pass. I just got a 5.5g 80gb for that price, brand new. I don't need another iPod.

    Is the bambo really that great of a tablet? I mean, at that price it kinda has me wondering. Anyone used one?
     
  7. shecky Guest

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    there are infinite books you should get, so its impossible to narrow it down to the right ones to get as a beginner, but i would look at (too lazy to amazon link these):

    type, image, message - skolos+wedell
    i am almost always hungry - cahan + associates
    no more rules: graphic design and postmodernism - rick poynor
    it is beautiful then gone - martin venezky

    and if you are a cook - the french laundry cookbook.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've only read one review and it was favorable. It wasn't from CNET either ;). That seems like a good gift over Leopard actually. Books are great but see if any of the books you want is at the library. Reading through them first is key because if this is your area of study you'll undoubtedly collect a ton of books over the next few years.
     
  9. Z.Beeblebrox macrumors regular

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    If you're heading into design with a focus on print, get a Pantone book. This is a must have. I'd aim for the one that has both coated and uncoated stock in one book. I don't know the market price, but you can always get one on eBay brand spanking new for under $100.
     
  10. kaeckisthename macrumors member

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    wacom tablet....you can find them online for under 100 bucks
     
  11. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...seems my post earlier didn't make it through. I'm not so sure I'm as sold on a Wacom tablet as everyone else seems to be.

    I am not so sure I like the Bamboo or Bamboo Fun all that much. I'd much rather have the Intuos 6x11 if I were to get a Wacom. Maybe even the Intuos 4x6. I'm wondering though, are those too small of a surface (the Bamboo and 4x6) to work with? I've never used a tablet and really have no clue what I'd need.
     
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  14. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's cause Santa has higher standards than to give someone a Quartz watch if they are asking for an Omega. He really wants to bring you an 300M Diver Chronometer, but you haven't asked for it yet. ;)
     
  15. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I was originally looking a the Chronometer but the price difference is getting me... In Australia the difference between the Quartz and Chronometer is around $1,000 which I would rather spend on a suit.
     
  16. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good call. ;) Working at a high end jewelry store has kinda ruined me in the category of watches. I'd love a nice automatic watch.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    *retarted ralph voice* my watch is solar powered:cool::p
     
  18. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Still quartz powered my friend. Instead of having a user replaceable battery, they put a rechargeable battery in.

    I like how this has turned into a thread about watches.
     
  19. Consultant macrumors G5

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    How about wishing for a million ducks or a big bic? =p
    (tip: go to amazingjokes.com and search for "million ducks")
     

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