A Complete Graphic Design Education for $179

A Complete Graphic Design Education for $179

I’m a big fan of Before and After Magazine, and I’m very tempted to pick up their Master Collection of All Articles for $179. It is some of the clearest, most immediately usable graphic educational material I’ve even seen. Free of bombast and heavy on illuminating principles.


  1. Brian Todoroff 9 years ago

    Looks great but not at $2.25 per ARTICLE!

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    Dave Seah 9 years ago

    Brian: Wow…I forget that the mentality on the Internet is that stuff should be free or close to it. Personally, my mind boggles at how cheap this content is. To acquire all 50 issues of a magazine from 1990 to date would probably run you well over $1000, assuming an average cost of $20/issue (design magazines tend to be more expensive). And this isn’t the usual junk you get in a tutorial off the internet or technique book focusing on lame filter effects and cookie-cutter recipes. BAM provides specific examples for the why behind a particular design approach, which I think is quite valuable. You could get someone to teach you a course in each article’s topic and pay $300 for it, of course. Or go to design school and maybe learn something, paying a lot more money for it.

    I will probably have to order this DVD to properly review it, though, so I can attest to its content personally.

  3. Carl 9 years ago

    Only $149 now!

  4. Sue Thomas 9 years ago

    Just spent some time over at the Before and After website … just reading some of the December 2010 articles and comments and I feel better educated about design. Having the whole set would be awesome! Thanks for the link, David! I wish some of my favorite bloggers would do the same thing ….

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      Dave Seah 9 years ago

      I just ordered it the other day to test as part of my toolkit for advising small business owners and people just getting into design.