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Visual Design: Ninety-five things you need to know. Told in Helvetica and dingbats. by Jim Krause

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Chapter 5. Considering Style

34 Consistency

All designers, at all times, are capable of using exactly the skills they posses to create engaging and attractive illustrations. And while it’s true that designers with limited art skills will be restricted in terms of the kinds of projects they can serve, this knowledge should never be construed to suggest that designers with a narrow range of rendering skills should automatically consider themselves unfit to play the role of illustrator when a new project lands on their desk.

After all, if things like crudely drawn stick figures, childishly rendered airplanes, and roughly sketched musical instruments can be considered stylistically appropriate and aesthetically effective visuals for certain projects ...

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