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Graphic Design Rules

Author : Peter Dawson
ISBN : 9780711245068
Genre : Design
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365 daily design mantras from four leading industry experts, providing you with valuable design dos and don'ts for every day of year. Packed with practical advice presented in a fun, lighthearted fashion, this is the perfect book for the ever-growing group of non-designers who want some graphic design guidance. And for more experienced designers, individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring. In the style of a classical almanac, 365 entries combine a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Covering topics such as typography, colour, layout, imagery, production, and creative thinking, you can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design.
Category: Design

Breaking The Rules In Graphic Design

Author : Supon Design Group
ISBN : 156496390X
Genre : Design
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Distributed by North Light, Innovative works of international design firms.
Category: Design

No More Rules

Author : Rick Poynor
ISBN : 1856692299
Genre : Graphic arts
File Size : 62.93 MB
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With the international take-up of new technology in the 1990s, designers and typographers reassessed their roles and jettisoned existing rules in an explosion of creativity in graphic design. This book tells that story in detail, defining and illustrating key developments and themes from 1980-2000.
Category: Graphic arts

50 Golden Rules Graphic Design

Author : Tobias Brauer
ISBN : 140814607X
Genre :
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50 Golden Rules: Graphic Design explores the principles, expectations and practices of some of the world's most influential graphic designers. This book reveals the reasoning graphic designers use to inform the fruits of their occupation by defining a collection of fifty golden rules that some of the most brilliant minds in design follow. Essentially, this text declares why virtuoso designers do the things they do. Quotes from distinguished design masters throughout history such as Saul Bass, Otl Aicher and Paul Rand to name a few, serve as the necessary evidence to support these assertions. Diagrams, explanations and examples are used throughout to discuss all the essential principles from composition and process to specialist areas such as typography. An essential read for all design enthusiasts.

Design Elements 2nd Edition

Author : Timothy Samara
ISBN : 9781592539277
Genre : Design
File Size : 34.80 MB
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DIVThis book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Now updated and expanded! /div
Category: Design

Forget All The Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design Including The Ones In This Book

Author : Bob Gill
ISBN : UOM:39015006315439
Genre : Commercial art
File Size : 22.61 MB
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"Forget how good design is supposed to look. What you think is good design, is what other designers think is good design too. That's why design is in a rut. And that's not good. That's boring. This book is about how to get out of that rut; how to take an ordinary graphic problem and turn it into an original graphic solution. The 146 examples of the wit and imagination of Gill's solutions to the graphic problems in this unique collection are remarkable. But the most remarkable thing is that although 30 years of his work is represented here, you won't be able to tell Gill's early designs from his most recent ones."--Jacket.
Category: Commercial art

Graphic Design

Author : Ellen Lupton
ISBN : 1568987021
Genre : Design
File Size : 43.67 MB
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This guide aims to move students away from a cut-and-paste mentality and refocus design instruction on the fundamentals of form (starting from such basics as point and line) in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory and software systems.
Category: Design

Design Elements

Author : Tim Samara
ISBN : 9781616736361
Genre : Design
File Size : 70.29 MB
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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.
Category: Design

Graphic Design School

Author : David Dabner
ISBN : 9781119647287
Genre : Design
File Size : 37.87 MB
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From understanding graphic design fundamentals, to developing original concepts, to creating finished designs—Graphic Design School develops design students' core competencies and provides practical advice and tips for how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. This Seventh Edition offers all new examples from web, app, social media, magazines, websites and books, presenting a comprehensive overview of the visual communications profession. This updated edition includes guidance and media examples using the latest in grahpic design software, and traditional printing techniques such as risograph and screen printing are revisited. Pedagogical tools throughout the text focus on the growth of interdisciplinary learning and collaborations between design specialists, as well as highlights on key players in the past and present of graphic design. Topics covered include: color, typographic rules and typefaces, coding requirements, information architecture, file organization, web design and layout, mobile device composition, app design, CMS, designing for social media, and SEO. Graphic Design School, 7th Edition includes full-color illustrations throughout, as well as case studies, designer biographies, and student assignments for testing skills and concepts.
Category: Design

Creative Anarchy

Author : Denise Bosler
ISBN : 1440333327
Genre : Design
File Size : 38.39 MB
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Creatives are taught the rules of design by mentors and professors. We are told what to do and how to do it. "Follow the rules and color within the lines," they say. "Only use two fonts on a page and don't make your logo too complicated," they say. It's time for us to tell them to shove it. Creative Anarchy explains and explores both rule-following and rule-breaking design. It includes tips to throw design caution to the wind, designers' stories with galleries of work, and creative exercises to help push your designs to the next level. Creative Anarchy is about great design and awesome ideas. You'll find sections specifically devoted to designing logos, posters, websites, publications, advertising and more.
Category: Design

M C Escher

Author : Maurits Cornelis Escher
ISBN : OCLC:222170552
Genre :
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The Elements Of Graphic Design

Author : Alex W. White
ISBN : 1581152507
Genre : Computers
File Size : 57.53 MB
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Approach page design in a revolutionary new way! Unlike other graphic design books, The Elements of Graphic Designreveals the secrets of successful graphic design from the unique perspective of the page's “white space.” With the help of carefully selected examples from art, design, and architecture, the book illuminates the role of each design element and how it can be rendered more effective by including white space in the page architecture. The book also demonstrates how white space can lend “sound” to typography or shift the “weight” of a page. Clear, insightful comments are presented in a dynamic page design, and interactive design elements, thought-provoking captions, and scores of illustrations challenge designers to “think out of the box.”.
Category: Computers

Sustainable Graphic Design

Author : Wendy Jedlicka
ISBN : 0470640278
Genre : Design
File Size : 29.5 MB
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The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Category: Design

Emigre Nudging Graphic Design 66

Author : Rudy VanderLans
ISBN : 1568984375
Genre : Design
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Kenneth FitzGerald proposes that the objective of design, to create a class of expert professional practitioners, can - and should - only lead to its demise as a specialist profession. Lorraine Wild and Sam Potts respond, separately, to the publication of Rick Poynor's recent book "No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism." Eric Heiman urges designers to "think wrong" and refocus their creative energies to solving non-commercial, more socially motivated problems. Jeffery Keedy gives us a list of some of the most popular but dumb ideas in design. Ben Hagon warns that without a significant change in the method by which we create work, Joe Client will, in time, do our graphic design work for us. Kali Nikitas and Louise Sandhaus respond to the criticism levelled at their conversation "Visitations" which was published in Emigre #64. And Emigre interviews Armin Vit, the founder of Speak Up, design's most successful blog, and David Cabianca who discusses the value of design theory and criticism. Plus, the Readers Respond, featuring letters from around the world in response to past issues of Emigre magazine.
Category: Design

Making And Breaking The Grid

Author : Timothy Samara
ISBN : 9781616736316
Genre : Design
File Size : 78.73 MB
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For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects. Text reveals top designersÆ work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.
Category: Design

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Graphic Design

Author : Marcia Layton Turner
ISBN : 9781440652158
Genre : Design
File Size : 24.76 MB
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If you can dream it, you can design it. Whether your goal is to design your own marketing materials, launch a visually compelling blog, or just have some fun creating your own CD covers, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Graphic Design is your one-stop reference. Presented in an intuitive, accessible format, here are the fundamental elements of design and design principles, as well as instruction on how to apply those elements and principles to a variety of projects. ?Covers art supplies, software, concept development, reproduction needs, and much more ?Sample projects include business cards, print and web ads, and graphic T-shirts ?Follows the success of other titles aimed at the aspiring artist, including the Complete Idiot's Guide® titles on digital photography, drawing, and manga
Category: Design

Design Essentials For The Motion Media Artist

Author : Angie Taylor
ISBN : 9781136136856
Genre : Art
File Size : 83.41 MB
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Master the fundamental concepts and techniques of motion media design so you can apply--and occasionally break--the rules to achieve your communication goals. This authoritative guide presents all of the design essentials in an engaging and inspiring way. Each principle is explained with text, illustration and photography where necessary. An accompanying website will contain any necessary digital files for download, updates and links to other resources.
Category: Art

Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Author : Entrepreneur Press
ISBN : 9781613080757
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.3 MB
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It’s time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There’s no doubt you’ve imagined it—placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don’t go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they’ve learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: • Discover your market and their needs • Choose a business environment that works for you • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable client relationships • Set your fees • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur’s expert advice—and design your own successful graphic design business today!
Category: Business & Economics

The New Graphic Design School

Author : David Dabner
ISBN : 9781118174807
Genre : Design
File Size : 90.43 MB
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The principles and practice of graphic design Graphic Design School is a foundation course for graphic designers working in print, moving image, and digital media. Practical advice on all aspects of graphics design-from understanding the basics to devising an original concept and creating successful finished designs. Examples are taken from all media-magazines, books, newspapers, broadcast media, websites, and corporate brand identity. Packed with exercises and tutorials for students, and real-world graphic design briefs. This revised, fourth edition contains specific advice on how to adapt designs to suit different projects, including information on digital imaging techniques, motion graphics, and designing for the web and small-screen applications.
Category: Design

Harvard Graphics Design Companion

Author : Chris Potter
ISBN : 0940087944
Genre : Computers
File Size : 51.67 MB
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Goes beyond program defaults to show how to make better presentations using charts, graphs, text, tables, and different type styles
Category: Computers