Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Author: Josef Müller-Brockmann
Publisher: Arthur Niggli
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This bookis suitable for those who work with automated text and image design. It shows examples of working correctly on a conceptual level. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems presented (8 to 32 grid fields) are given to the user. These ca

Book Design

Author: Andrew Haslam
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694735
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. Featuring examples from various kinds of book, it takes the reader through every aspect of the subject. In addition, there is information on styling the text, an extensive glossary defining editorial, design and production terms, and a further reading list.

Grafikdesign Das Ideenbuch

Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3830714351
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gutes Grafikdesign basiert neben eigenen Ideen und Kreativität auf Schlüsselelementen, die durchaus erlernt und trainiert werden können. Hierfür analysieren Steven Heller und Gail Anderson herausragende Arbeiten der weltweit renommiertesten Gestalter mit: Von Michael Bierut, Jan Tschichold, Anton Stankowski, Neville Brody und Jessica Hische über Fons Hickmann, Paul Rand und Stefan Sagmeister bis hin zu Seymour Chwast, Otl Aicher, Paul Sahre und Christopher Niemann – erstklassige Projekte von fünfzig Kreativen werden hinsichtlich Kreativität und Techniken beleuchtet. Wie lassen sich Informationen klarer visualisieren? Wie können Lösungen emotional aufgeladen werden? Schließlich bringen die Autoren Handwerk und Konzeption zusammen, erklären, wie sich die Form auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise um den Content schmiegen kann – humorvoll, typografisch oder aber mit dem Spiel von Perspektiven. Last, but not least widmet sich ein ausführliches Kapitel dem Storytelling. Ein umfassendes Arbeitsbuch also, das gerade Newcomer bestens durch ihre Ausbildung begleiten wird.

A Type Primer

Author: John Kane
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856692915
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide full of practical hints to help build the confidence of graphics and typography students. Its aim is to bring the reader to the point where they understand the basic principles of typography and to strengthen the designer's eye through informed, direct observation.

Graphic Design Theory

Author: Helen Armstrong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1568987722
Format: PDF, ePub
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The titles in our best-selling Design Brief series are highly praised by graphic design students, educators, and professionals worldwide as invaluable resources. Each beautifully designed, affordable volume offers a concise overview of a design fundamentalthe hows of design. But as most seasoned designers will tell you, a comprehensive education also requires an understanding of the whys of design practice. Graphic Design Theory presents groundbreaking, primary texts from the most important historical and contemporary designthinkers. From Aleksandr Rodchenko's "Who We Are: Manifesto of the Constructivist Group" to Kenya Hara's "Computer Technology and Design," this essential volume provides the necessary foundation for contemporary critical vocabulary and thought. 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, Lszl 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.

Presenting Data Effectively

Author: Stephanie D. H. Evergreen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506353134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in striking full color, Presenting Data Effectively, Second Edition by Stephanie D. H. Evergreen shows readers how to make the research results presented in reports, slideshows, dashboards, posters, and data visualizations more interesting, engaging, and impactful. The book guides students, researchers, evaluators, and non-profit workers—anyone reporting data to an outside audience—through design choices in four primary areas: graphics, text, color, and arrangement. The Second Edition features an improved layout with larger screenshots, a review of the recent literature on data visualization, and input from a panel of graphic design experts.

Fresher Styles for Web Designers

Author: Curt Cloninger
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780132104432
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fresher Styles for Web Designers surveys eight innovative, contemporary visual design styles that break the mold and offer creative solutions to a variety of interactive design challenges. Readers will learn practical ways to incorporate these design approaches into their commercial work, using specific online examples as illustration. In 2001, Cloninger wrote Fresh Styles for Web Designers, arguing that beauty actually enhances usability. Since then, styles and technologies have evolved, but clients still expect sites that both function well and visually entice. This book will inspire web designers and developers to deliver sites that do both. There are plenty of web design books that teach code. There are several books about contemporary print design that discuss visual aesthetics. This book stands out because it synthesizes experimental web design innovations with commercial marketing goals (without ignoring usability concerns).

Getting it Right with Type

Author: Victoria Squire
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694742
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.