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The best graphic design idea book I've ever seen is Graphic Design Cookbook,
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, ISBN: 0-87701-569-4, $12.95 (places like
Barnes and Noble usually carry it in the art/graphics/photography section.
It is filled with grid layouts, head/footer/chapter opening grids. A wealth
of design ideas for such an inexpensive cost. Everyone whom I've ever
recommended the book to has bought me dinner in gratitude.