Breaking Designers Block

501 Graphic Design Solutions for Type, Color, and Materials

Author: Cheryl Dangel Cullen

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 9781592530427

Category: Design

Page: 355

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"Breaking designer's Block is a vast collection of some of the most varied work from the world's leading designers. This book is broken down into three core areas, color, which presents both a historical look at color palettes and collection of work that is driven by the designer's color choices, type, which also presents a historical look at various fonts as well as a collection of twelve top typographic designers, and materials, which presents a wide array of graphic design pieces that have incorporated imaginative materials to drive a message, such as fur-covered books and Christmas cards stitched on men's briefs. This exceptional collection clearly demonstrates the remarkable power that designers have to engender wonder, excitement, and a sense of ownership in today's consumers. An invaluable resource for fresh ideas, "Breaking Designer's Block will stimulate and inspire designers to open their minds--and their art--to create work that is memorable, thought provoking, and visually driven.

Layout for Graphic Designers

An Introduction

Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255566

Category: Design

Page: 208

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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.

Donut Go Breaking My Heart: A Wish Novel

Author: Suzanne Nelson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338137433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6669


Sheyda is a behind-the-scenes girl. She loves helping out in the kitchen of Doughlicious, the donut shop run by the parents of her best friend, Kiri. And Sheyda loves designing stage sets while Kiri performs in the spotlight. Then lights, camera... surprise! Tween heartthrob Cabe Sadler is filming his next big movie in Doughlicious! Kiri is sure this will lead to stardom, and perhaps a date with Cabe. But somehow it's Sheyda who gets picked for a small role in the film. To make matters worse, Cabe seems spoiled and rude. Too bad he's so cute. Can Sheyda overcome her stage fright, get to know the real Cabe, and find her own kind of stardom?

Making and Breaking the Grid, Second Edition, Updated and Expanded

A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631594095

Category: Grids

Page: 240

View: 6314


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 applied to real-world projects. Basics include composing typographic space, format determination, and sequencing and systemization. Various types of grids manuscript, column, modular, hierarchical are also covered. Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Each project is shown comprehensively so readers can see its structure revealed over several pages, at a size that allows for inspection of detail. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

The Non-Designer's Design Book

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Author: Robin Williams

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0132103923

Category: Computers

Page: 99998

View: 7690


A lot has happened in the world of digital design since the first edition of this title was published, but one thing remains true: There is an ever-growing number of people attempting to design pages with no formal training. This book is the one place they can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised classic--now in full color--includes a new section on the hot topic of Color itself. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 3rd Editio n, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, and illustrations make learning a snap--which is just what audiences have come to expect from this best-selling author.

Colour: The Professional's Guide

Understanding and Mastering Colour in Art, Design and Culture

Author: Karen Triedman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157362X

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 9327


Colour is one of the most complex elements of design and it is also what people respond to first on an emotional level, whether they are surveying a restaurant interior or browsing an online catalogue. An in-depth understanding of colour is one of the most important and useful assets available to a visual professional. Working successfully with colour in a global community involves understanding colour theory and psychology, as well as geographical and historical reference. This information is covered thoroughly, with clear and precise explanations and examples. Colour: The Professional's Guide is comprehensive, offering informative techniques, examples, inspiration and, above all, exemplary solutions to fit the designer's every need, whatever their discipline. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 colour images, this guide removes the grey areas from the full colour world of contemporary design, providing designers from all disciplines with everything they need to become true, confident colourists.