JIM KRAUSE has been a graphic designer since the early 1980s. Over the years, he has worked for clients large and small, including Microsoft, Levi Strauss, and Seattle public schools. He began writing books about design and creativity in 1999 and has written one a year since that time, having published approximately 15 books.
In a digital realm where everything can be found online, I still prefer analog methods. Matching colors to a real printed source always ensures that what I see is exactly what I'll get. Color Index XL will be one of those books in your library littered with post-it notes hanging out of the page edges looking like it's overdue for a good shave. And rightly so, it's because it's distinctly useful for the creative process, a tome of colorful insights you'll return to over and over again for years to come. Good books aren't meant to remain in mint condition, you'll use this reference a lot and eventually wear it out and that as Martha says is a good thing. -Von Glitschka, Creative Director of GlitschkaStudios.com