May 2019 Design007 Magazine Available Now


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Rules are for your own good, right? This month’s issue of Design007 Magazine delves into the rules behind design rules. How can designers manage so many sets of often disparate design rules without losing their minds?

Read the May 2019 issue of Design007 Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand, and available for delivery in your e-mailbox by subscribing here.

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05/16/2019 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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