The Elements of Graphic Design

The Elements of Graphic Design
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Author: Alex W. White
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781581157802
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Creating a Brand Identity A Guide for Designers

Creating a Brand Identity  A Guide for Designers
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Author: Sue Jenkyn
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781780679808
Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: Laurence King Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Creating a brand identity is a fascinating and complex challenge for the graphic designer. It requires practical design skills and creative drive as well as an understanding of marketing and consumer behaviour. This practical handbook is a comprehensive introduction to this multifaceted process.Exercises and examples highlight the key activities undertaken by designers to create a successful brand identity, including defining the audience, analyzing competitors, creating mood boards, naming brands, designing logos, presenting to clients, rebranding and launching the new identity.Case studies throughout the book are illustrated with brand identities from around the world, including a diverse range of industries – digital media, fashion, advertising, product design, packaging, retail and more.

The Graphic Design Idea Book

The Graphic Design Idea Book
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Author: Gaile Anderson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781780679938
Release: 2016-04-13
Editor: Laurence King Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design.Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include narrative, colour, illusion, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour.The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.

The Graphic Design Reference Specification Book

The Graphic Design Reference   Specification Book
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Author: Poppy Evans,Aaris Sherin,Irina Lee
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781592538515
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Rockport Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.

Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Grid Systems in Graphic Design
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Author: Josef Müller-Brockmann,Muller-Brockmann,D. Q. Stephenson
Pages: 176
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001718456
Release: 1996
Editor: Braun Pub Ag

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design. With examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields), this guidebook provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving. Dimension: 81/2 x 113/4 inches, English & German Text, 357 b&w examples and illustrations.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design
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Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781616893446
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of other designers' work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality there are few resources that are both informative and inspirational. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, Ellen Lupton, best-selling author of such books as Thinking with Type and Design It Yourself, and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips refocus design instruction on the study of the fundamentals of form in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory, and software systems

Graphic Design Play Book

Graphic Design Play Book
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Author: Sophie Cure,Barbara Seggio
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1786273969
Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Laurence King Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An entertaining and highly original introduction to graphic design, this beautifully designed book uses puzzles and visual challenges to demonstrate how typography, signage, posters, and branding work. Through a series of games and activities, including spot the difference, matching games, drawing, and dot-to-dot, readers are introduced to concepts and techniques in an engaging and interactive way. Further explanation and information is provided by solution pages and a glossary, and a loose-leaf section contains stickers, die-cut templates, and colored paper to help readers complete the activities. Illustrated with typefaces, posters, and pictograms by distinguished designers including Otl Aicher, Pierre Di Sciullo, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz, the book will be enjoyed both by graphic designers, and anyone interested in finding out more about visual communication.

Graphic Design Referenced

Graphic Design  Referenced
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Author: Bryony Gomez-Palacio,Armin Vit
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9781592534470
Release: 2009
Editor: Rockport Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive guide to graphic design and print.

Graphic Design Thinking

Graphic Design Thinking
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Author: Ellen Lupton
Pages: 184
ISBN: 161689184X
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown

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Design Elements

Design Elements
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Author: Timothy Samara
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781616736361
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Green Graphic Design

Green Graphic Design
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Author: Brian Dougherty,Celery Design Collaborative
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9781581155112
Release: 2008-10-14
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A leader in the field of green graphic design explains how to incorporate a series of simple, eco-friendly changes in selecting paper, printing methods, binding, packaging, shipping, and budgeting that can provide increased profit, creativity, and meaning in any design project, in a volume that includes extensive listings of Web sites, paper suppliers, and other resources. Original.

100 Classic Graphic Design Journals

100 Classic Graphic Design Journals
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Author: Steven Heller,Jason Godfrey
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1780673361
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Laurence King Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

100 Classic Graphic Design Journals surveys a unique collection of the most influential magazines devoted to graphic design, advertising, and typography. These journals together span over 100 years of the history of print design and chart the rise of graphic design from a necessary sideline to the printing industry to an autonomous creative profession. Each magazine is generously illustrated with a large selection of spreads and covers. A descriptive text based, where possible, on interviews with editors, designers, and publishers is also included for each magazine alongside comprehensively researched bibliographic material. The magazines featured cover a range of industries and eras, from advertising (Publimondial, La Pubblicità Italiana), posters (Das Plakat, Affiche), and typography (Typografische Monatsblätter, Typographica), to Art Nouveau (Bradley, His Book), Modernist design (Neue Grafik, ULM) and Post-Modern and contemporary graphics (Emigre, It's Nice That). These 100 journals offer an invaluable resource to historians and students of graphic design, and a rich seam of visual research and inspiration for graphic designers.

The Fundamentals of Graphic Design

The Fundamentals of Graphic Design
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Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9782940439034
Release: 2008-11-24
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Fundamentals of Graphic Design explores key aspects of design, including typography, art direction, production and finishing, environmental design, and self-promotion. It also examines the broader implications of graphic design, including social responsibility, its role in art and its future. The book places graphic design in its socio-historical context, discussing its influences and development. It is an ideal guide for anyone starting out or seeking a role in the world of graphic design.

Layout for Graphic Designers

Layout for Graphic Designers
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Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781474254793
Release: 2018-03-22
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Layout for graphic design concerns the arrangement of text and images on a page. How these elements are positioned, both in relation to one another, and within the overall design scheme, will affect how content is viewed and received. Whether in print or online, it is key to powerful visual communication. Layout for Graphic Designers provides visual arts students with a theoretical and practical underpinning of this design subject. Packed with over 200 examples from key contemporary practices, and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, it offers an essential exploration of the subject. This third edition has been updated to include 25 new images and 6 new case studies from Lundgren + Lindqvist, TwoPoints.Net, Bruce Mau Design, Non-Format, Mind Design and Plau.

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects
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Author: Karen Lewis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781317552369
Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design
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Author: Katherine A. Hughes
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9780429664779
Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Graphic Design: Learn It, Do It is introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and the Adobe Creative Cloud applications used to put these concepts into practice. This book is intended for production-oriented audiences, those interested in the what, why and how of graphic design. The "what" is effective graphic design, a visual solution created using the design principles that stands out in a crowded marketplace. This discussion includes color theory, typography and page layout. Focus on the "why" of design begins with the reasons why we communicate. Attention is paid to the purpose of the visual solution and to its audiences. The conversation highlights output options (print vs. onscreen) and their related file properties. The "how" of design addresses the stages of production and use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC to translate an idea into a visual solution. Following an overview of each application and its uses, step-by-step exercises are provided to foster familiarity with each application’s workspace and its tools. These exercises provide opportunities to implement the design principles and to produce examples of work for a design portfolio. Key Features: Content based on over a decade’s worth of experience teaching graphic design Contemporary examples and online references Guided exercises for working in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC Accompanying exercise files and supporting materials available for download from the book’s companion website Discussion questions and activities included at the end of chapters to expand the presented topics

Book of Ideas

Book of Ideas
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Author: Radim Malinic
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0993540015
Release: 2018-09-07
Editor: Unknown

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The Moderns

The Moderns
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Author: Steven Heller,Greg D'Onofrio
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683350125
Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.

The Non Designer s Photoshop Book

The Non Designer s Photoshop Book
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Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132732949
Release: 2011-07-24
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s books from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett uses a series of individual exercises to teach image-editing tasks in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 specifically to designers, who need to enhance their photos for use in brochures, advertising, Flickr, Facebook, websites, and so on. In this fun, full-color, straight-forward guide to Photoshop CS5.5, you’ll learn: Basic photo editing, such as how to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, lose a little weight, clean up dust and scratches, brighten and sharpen the image, delete people, remove or add space in the middle of a photo, and more How to further manipulate and enhance images with filters and effects How to draw and paint with customized brushes, and how to colorize a black-and-white image All about layers and how to take advantage of them How and when to use paths, layer masks, and clipping masks to increase your editing capabilities How to merge several photos into one panorama, use the Puppet Warp feature, remove lens distortion, and much more Whether you need to improve or edit your photos for your graphic design work or to upload to your Flickr or Facebook account, this book is the easiest path to mastering basic tasks in Photoshop.

Graphic Design Theory

Graphic Design Theory
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Author: Helen Armstrong
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781616891237
Release: 2012-08-10
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Graphic Design Theory is organized in three sections: "Creating the Field" traces the evolution of graphic design over the course of the early 1900s, including influential avant-garde ideas of futurism, constructivism, and the Bauhaus; "Building on Success" covers the mid- to late twentieth century and considers the International Style, modernism, and postmodernism; and "Mapping the Future" opens at the end of the last century and includes current discussions on legibility, social responsibility, and new media. Striking color images illustrate each of the movements discussed and demonstrate the ongoing relationship between theory and practice. A brief commentary prefaces each text, providing a cultural and historical framework through which the work can be evaluated. Authors include such influential designers as Herbert Bayer, L'szlo Moholy-Nagy, Karl Gerstner, Katherine McCoy, Michael Rock, Lev Manovich, Ellen Lupton, and Lorraine Wild. Additional features include a timeline, glossary, and bibliography for further reading. A must-have survey for graduate and undergraduate courses in design history, theory, and contemporary issues, Graphic Design Theory invites designers and interested readers of all levels to plunge into the world of design discourse.