Visual aids are very powerful. Being able to see comparative examples in a constructive, non-threatening setting is a positive educational approach that is rare today. Yet, that is what Before&After stands for:
Before & After magazine has been sharing its practical approach to graphic design since 1990. Because our modern world has made designers of us all (ready or not), Before & After is dedicated to making graphic design understandable, useful and even fun for everyone.
Before&After has released print magazines and print compilations, but their website is the best bargain! For only $24, you get access to 1-year of new issues plus almost another year’s worth of their archive issues. All issues are PDFs which are suitable for viewing on screen, downloading or printing for reference. There are several free issues listed on the site and most current articles offer a preview. Take a look at 0363 | Design a logo of letters.
I highly recommend Before&After for anyone interested in design, layout and fontography whether you are focused on print or web. You will learn something and you will be inspired!