Design Elements, Typography Fundamentals

A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Typography Affects Design

Author: Kristin Cullen

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610584007

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Explore the fundamentals of typography with this practical new guide. An instructional reader rather than historical survey, Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals uses well-founded, guiding principles to teach the language of type and how to use it capably. Designers are left with a solid ground on which to design with type. Limitless potential for meaningful and creative communication exists—this is the field guide for the journey!
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Design Elements, 2nd Edition

Understanding the Rules and Knowing when to Break Them - Updated and Expanded

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539270

Category: Design

Page: 320

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Design Elements is a comprehensive manual outlining the broad areas of expertise that graphic designers must master featuring hundreds of tips and examples demonstrating the fundamental skills that contribute to successful design. This second edition evolves concepts presented in the original and adds information of greater depth and detail. It is the most compact and lucid handbook available describing the basic principles of layout, image making, colour usage, typography and visual narrative - and how to put it all together. Design Elements not only offers a thorough understanding of the rules of design, but also shows you how to break those rules without compromising communication or confusing your audience.
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Design Elements

A Graphic Style Manual

Author: Tim Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616736364

Category: Design

Page: 272

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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.
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Typography Workbook

A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616735899

Category: Design

Page: 240

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DIVThe Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type. The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by. /div
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Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition

A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

Author: Sean Adams

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631594109

Category: Design

Page: 240

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From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, Color Design Workbook provides you with the information needed to effectively apply color to design work. Since color is such an important part of graphic design, designers need the most up-to-date, as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use color effectively. The Color Design Workbook, New, Revised Edition explains the meanings behind colors, working with color in presentations, and loads more. This guide book provides you with the vital information needed to creatively and effectively apply color to your own design work. You will also receive guidance on talking with clients about color and selling color ideas, and you'll also learn the science behind color theory. Case studies are included to show the effects some color choices had on both their clients and consumers. So why wait any longer? Become a color expert now!
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Design Elements, Color Fundamentals

A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Color Affects Design

Author: Aaris Sherin

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 161058189X

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Color is an integral part of any design solution. Design Elements, Color Fundamentals is an essential resource for designers who want to create memorable design and successfully communicate with their audience. It is the second book in Rockport's Design Elements series, which focuses on the core elements of design. With this book, designers will: —Learn how to effectively communicate with color and integrate color with type and image to affect meaning and create order —See how known pairings and selection methods can be used in real-world projects —Explore hundreds of visual examples, illustrating how effective color combinations can be applied to any project, across media, and in diverse, cultural, and geographic situations —Realize the basic tenets of color theory as it is broken down into clear and actionable directives —Uncover tips and techniques for using color in client-based design work Discover the basic rules for working with color as well as when it's OK to break the rules with Design Elements, Color Fundamentals!
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The Non-Designer's Design Book

Author: Robin Williams

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133966348

Category: Art

Page: 240

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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects
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The Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373825

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 2946

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Offers an overview of a challenging and dynamic profession, covering a range of disciplines and media whilst exploring the role of modern graphic design. This book examines the familiar aspects of the graphic design process, such as art directing, copyright issues and web design, as well as the broader implications of graphic design.
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The Fundamentals of Design Management

Author: Kathryn Best

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940411077

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 208

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The Fundamentals of Design Management emphasizes the inter-disciplinary nature of design management, and as such is of relevance to those from a number of backgrounds: art and design, business, marketing or media. Design does not operate in isolation from other disciplines and professions. The book explicitly places the principles and processes of design within the context of a business or enterprise, considering the administrative, legal and financial implications of executing a design project.
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The Fundamentals of Creative Design

Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373477

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 9880

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This title offers an introduction to the key elements of the creative process. Detailed diagrammatic explanations, associated theories, and historical references for each subject are used to explain the underlying principles of design practice.
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