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Michael Okuda is an American graphic designer best known for his work on Star Trek.
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Star Trek
the Making of the TV Series
by Stephen E. Whitfield (Oct 29, 1990)
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Categories: Nonfiction
"A complete history of the original Star Trek™. Filled with quotations from cast members, memos to and from Gene Roddenberry, biographies of cast members, sketches, photographs, set descriptions, and even budgets and cast schedules, this volume is a fascinating, invaluable behind-the-scenes account of the development and production of the original ...
Michael Okuda
Jul 26, 2019
@daytonward That book changed my life. Endlessly fascinating, The Making of Star Trek by Stephen Whitfield (Poe) showed me that working in television and film production was something to which one could aspire, and it led me (and Denise) on the road to working at Paramount Pictures.     source
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
by Edward R. Tufte (Dec 31, 2000)
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The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improvin...
Michael Okuda
Jul 02, 2019
Edward Tufte's classic book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is a fascinating, surprisingly readable treatise for anyone interested in infographics. When I hired artists for the Star Trek graphics dept, I sometimes asked them to read it.     source
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