The Graphic Design Idea Book

Inspiration from 50 Masters

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780677569

Category: Design

Page: 128

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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 form, narrative, color, type and image, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour. The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.
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The Typography Idea Book

Inspiration from 50 Masters

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678498

Category: Design

Page: 128

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This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good typographic design. Broken into sections covering the fundamentals of typography, the book features inspiring works by acclaimed typographic designers from across the world. Each section illustrates technical points and encourages readers to try out new ideas of their own. The subjects covered include typographic rebus, abstract form, overlapping, using grids, metaphoric construction and illumination. The result is an instantly accessible, jargon-free guide to typographic design using professional techniques.
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The Illustration Idea Book

Inspiration from 50 Masters

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273253

Category: Design

Page: 128

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This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good illustration. The Illustration Idea Book presents 50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world. Themes covered include creating characters, symbol and metaphor, illustrated lettering, inventing worlds, and caricature. The result is an instantly accessible, inspiring, and easy to understand guide to illustration using professional techniques.
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The Education of a Graphic Designer

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621534936

Category: Design

Page: 380

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Revised and updated, this compelling collection of essays, interviews, and course syllabi is the ideal tool to help teachers and students keep up in the rapidly changing field of graphic design. Top designers and educators talk theory, offer proposals, discuss a wide range of educational concerns—such as theory versus practice, art versus commerce, and classicism versus postmodernism—and consider topics such as emerging markets, shifts in conventions, global impact, and social innovation. Building on the foundation of the original book, the new essays address how graphic design has changed into an information-presenting, data-visualization, and storytelling field rooted in art and technology. The forward-thinking course syllabi are designed for the increasingly specialized needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Personal anecdotes from these designers about their own educations, their mentors, and their students make this an entertaining and illuminating idea book. The book features writing from: Lama Ajeenah, Roy R. Behrens, Andrew Blauvelt, Max Bruinsma, Chuck Byrne, Moira Cullen, Paula J. Curran, Louis Danziger, Liz Danzico, Meredith Davis, Sheila de Bretteville, Carla Diana, Johanna Drucker, Milton Glaser, Rob Giampietro, April Greiman, Sagi Haviv, Lorraine Justice, Jeffery Keedy, Julie Lasky, Warren Lehrer, Ellen Lupton, Victor Margolin, Andrea Marks, Katherine McCoy, Ellen McMahon, J. Abbott Miller, Sharyn O’Mara, Rick Poynor, Chris Pullman, Michael Rock, Katie Salen, Douglass Scott, Steven Skaggs, Virginia Smith, Kerri Steinberg, Gunnar Swanson, Ellen Mazur Thomson, Michael Vanderbyl, Veronique Vienne, Lorraine Wild, Richard Wilde, Judith Wilde, and Michael Worthington. 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.
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100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

Author: Steven Heller,Veronique Vienne

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273895

Category: Design

Page: 216

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This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).
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Graphic Design Reader

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581159749

Category: Design

Page: 320

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From the lost art of show-card writing and the tumultuous days of guerrilla magazine publishing to the latest in electronic leaflet design and hot magazine covers, acclaimed graphic designer and author Steven Heller provides dozens of stunning examples of how graphic design has transformed from a subset of pop culture to a cultural driving force on its own.
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Stylepedia

A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits

Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811833462

Category: Art

Page: 336

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A chunky, distinctive object of brilliant design in and of itself, Stylepedia is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to the kaleidoscope that is modern design. In hundreds of illustrated entries, Heller and Fili, the award-winning authors of Euro Deco and numerous other popular design titles, survey the designers, schools, and movements that comprise the practice today as well as take a fascinating glimpse back at some of the seminal early leaders. From the first Santa Claus to appear on a Coca-Cola bottle to the increasingly ubiquitous camouflage tee shirt, iconic everyday items of yesterday and today provide valuable inspiration to designers and design aficionados. As quirky as it is useful and positively packed with lavish color illustrations, this designer's design compendium is the only one of its kind.
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Graphic

500 Designs that Matter

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873848

Category: Design

Page: 708

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Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.
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The Designer's Dictionary of Color

Author: Sean Adams

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350022

Category: Art

Page: 256

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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.
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How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891165

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Published to instant acclaim in 2005, our best selling How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul has become a trusted resource for graphic designers around the world, combining practical advice with philosophical guidance to help young professionals embark on their careers. This new, expanded edition brings this essential text up to date with new chapters on professional skills, the creative process, and global trends that include social responsibility, ethics, and the rise of digital culture. How to Be a Graphic Designer offers clear, concise guidance along with focused, no-nonsense strategies for setting up, running, and promoting a studio; finding work; and collaborating with clients. The book also includes inspiring new interviews with leading designers, including Jonathan Barnbrook, Sara De Bondt, Stephen Doyle, Ben Drury, Paul Sahre, Dmitri Siegel, Sophie Thomas, and Magnus Vol Mathiassen
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Anatomy of Design

Uncovering the Influences and Inspiration in Modern Graphic Design

Author: Steven Heller,Mirko Ilic

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610601580

Category: Design

Page: 208

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DIVAnatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe there’s a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows how great work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown./div
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Writing and Research for Graphic Designers

A Designer's Manual to Strategic Communication and Presentation

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592538045

Category: Design

Page: 176

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"This is the first handbook for those designers who write and those writers who design. ... Some of the features are: Introduction to various forms of writing and research: trade journalism, scholarly discourse, criticism, general journalism, and business-to-business capability communications. How images can be visualized through words. How to express, analyze, and report on the issues and news of design practice. Turning information into strategic assets. Using library, online, primary and secondary sources, and more. Writing for magazines, blogs, papers, lectures, journals, books--and even press releases. How design, typography, and illustration supports writing."--Back cover.
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Outside the Box

Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World

Author: Gail Anderson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894768

Category: Design

Page: 256

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In an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurgence. As shorthand for something more authentic, homegrown, handmade, or crafted, hand-drawn packaging is found on everything from supermarket eggs to Chipotle drink cups. In this exhaustive and lavishly illustrated survey, organized by four types—DIY, art, craft, and artisanal—Gail Anderson pulls back the curtain on the working processes and inspirations of forty letterers, illustrators, and designers from all around the world through insightful interviews, process sketches, and her infectious love of the medium.
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Citizen Designer

Perspectives on Design Responsibility (Second Edition)

Author: Steven Heller,Veronique Vienne

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536440

Category: Design

Page: 334

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Balancing Social, Professional, and Artistic Views What does it mean to be a designer in today's corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designer, Second Edition, attempts to answer this question with more than seventy debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints ranging from the cultural and the political to the professional and the social. This new edition contains a collection of definitions and brief case studies on topics that today's citizen designers must consider, including new essays on social innovation, individual advocacy, group strategies, and living as an ethical designer. Edited by two prominent advocates of socially responsible design, this innovative reference responds to the tough questions today's designers continue to ask themselves, such as: How can a designer affect social or political change? Can design become more than just a service to clients? At what point does a designer have to take responsibility for the client's actions? When should a designer take a stand? Readers will find dozens of captivating insights and opinions on such important issues as reality branding, game design and school violence, advertising and exploitation, design as an environmental driving force, and much more. This candid guide encourages designers to carefully research their clients; become alert about corporate, political, and social developments; and design responsible products. Citizen Designer, Second Edition, includes insights on such contemporary topics as advertising of harmful products, branding to minors, and violence and game design. Readers are presented with an enticing mix of opinions in an appealing format that juxtaposes essays, interviews, and countless illustrations of "design citizenship."
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Drawing for Graphic Design

Understanding Conceptual Principles and Practical Techniques to Create Unique, Effective Design Solu

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610584112

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Here is a complete, comprehensive drawing reference for design students and professionals alike who want to implement drawing as a professional tool. In Drawing for Graphic Design, Timothy Samara empowers readers to add drawing to their design vocabulary, featuring case studies of commercial projects from start to finish along with a showcase of real-world projects that integrate drawing as an intrinsic part of their visual communication. Filled with original author drawings and sketches, it’s a must-have reference that will benefit designers of all levels.
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Book of Ideas

A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design -

Author: Radim Malinic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993540011

Category:

Page: 256

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Graphic Design Cookbook

Mix & Match Recipes for Faster, Better Layouts

Author: Leonard Koren,R. Wippo Meckler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811831802

Category: Design

Page: 142

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Ten years ago, the original Graphic Design Cookbook revolutionized the way designers planned and worked. The most useful all-purpose tool for anyone working with layout, this new release has over 1,000 line drawings that illustrate effective design devices, type treatments, spatial solutions and pictorial issues.
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Graphic Designer's Essential Reference

Visual Elements, Techniques, and Layout Strategies for Busy Designers

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 159253743X

Category: Design

Page: 248

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DIVA good designer, like a good chef, is aware not only of how each ingredient is similar or different, but also which delivers one message in contrast to another, which will combine to create experiences that are harmonious or jarring, financial, medical, or industrial. By comparing the designer to a chef, author Timothy Samara, walks readers through the ingredients, tools, and techniques it takes to create successful design recipes. This book is broken into easy-to-follow sections, including basic design techniques, graphic ingredients, and projects recipes. The Graphic Ingredients section is categorized into four groups: Pictorial Staples, Chromatic Flavors, Typographic Confections, and Spatial Presentations. Once the basic design techniques and ingredients are established, the author demonstrates how to concoct delectable design recipes. Graphic Designer's Essential Reference is an inspirational resource that all graphic designers should keep by their workspace for handy reference./div
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How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World

Author: Michael Bierut

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518267

Category:

Page: 320

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A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.
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Oh Sh*t... What Now?

Author: Craig Oldham

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679631

Category: Design

Page: 128

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So you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? What goes in your portfolio? This book offers a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of practical and emotional use to those looking to break into the creative industry. It will share experiences, ideas, interviews, contacts, hints, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, the gap year, placements, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, sometimes funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
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