Readings from the Field

Author: Helen Armstrong

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891238

Category: Design

Page: 152

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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, L'szlo 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.
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Readings from the Field

Author: Helen Armstrong

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1568987722

Category: Design

Page: 151

View: 1536

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.
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Author: Meredith Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290491

Category: Commercial art

Page: 256

View: 9784

Meredith Davis draws on her many years' experience teaching graphic design students to explain complex theories with total clarity, encouraging readers to evaluate existing design work critically, and to use theoretical frameworks to enhance their own studio practice
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Theory and Research in Graphic Design

Author: Audrey Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985862

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 4327

In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently,the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for more research-based design processes. Designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices. Design Studies, a collection of 27 essays from an international cast of top design researchers, sets out to mend this schism between research and practice. The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis. Each author outlines methods in which research has aided their designwhether by investigating how senior citizensreact to design aesthetics, how hip hop culture can influence design, or how design for Third World nations is affected by cultural differences. Contributors also outline inspired ways in which design educators can teach research methods to their students. Finally, Design Studies is rounded out by five annotated bibliographies to further aid designers in their research. This comprehensive reader is the definitive reference for this new direction in graphic design, and an essential resource for both students and practitioners.
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A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design

Author: Steven Skaggs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262340070

Category: Design

Page: 296

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Graphic design has been an academic discipline since the post-World War II era, but it has yet to develop a coherent theoretical foundation. Instead, it proceeds through styles, genres, and imitation, drawing on sources that range from the Bauhaus to deconstructionism. In FireSigns, Steven Skaggs offers the foundation for a semiotic theory of graphic design, exploring semiotic concepts from design and studio art perspectives and offering useful conceptual tools for practicing designers.Semiotics is the study of signs and significations; graphic design creates visual signs meant to create a certain effect in the mind (a "FireSign"). Skaggs provides a network of explicit concepts and terminology for a practice that has made implicit use of semiotics without knowing it. He offers an overview of the metaphysics of visual perception and the notion of visual entities, and, drawing on the pragmatic semiotics of the philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, looks at visual experience as a product of the action of signs. He introduces three conceptual tools for analyzing works of graphic design -- semantic profiles, the functional matrix, and the visual gamut -- that allow visual "personality types" to emerge and enable a greater understanding of the range of possibilities for visual elements. Finally, he applies these tools to specific analyses of typography.
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Readings from the Field

Author: Helen Armstrong

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894954

Category: Design

Page: 152

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Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation on the field of design. As graphic design moves from the creation of closed, static objects to the development of open, interactive frameworks, designers seek to understand their own rapidly shifting profession. Helen Armstrong's carefully curated introduction to groundbreaking primary texts, from the 1960s to the present, provides the background necessary for an understanding of digital design vocabulary and thought. Accessible essays from designers and programmers are by influential figures such as Ladislav Sutnar, Bruno Munari, Wim Crouwel, Sol LeWitt, Muriel Cooper, Zuzana Licko, Rudy VanderLans, John Maeda, Paola Antonelli, Luna Maurer, and Keetra Dean Dixon. Their topics range from graphic design's fascination with programmatic design, to early strivings for an authentic digital aesthetic, to the move from object-based design and to experience-based design. Accompanying commentary assesses the relevance of each excerpt to the working and intellectual life of designers.
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Understanding Theory and Application

Author: John Bowers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118157516

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 3703

A concise, visually based introduction to graphic design methodologies Graphic design has emerged as a discipline complete with a body of scholarly literature devoted to its underlying theory. Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes contributes to this expanding discourse by illustrating the value of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in guiding conceptual development in ways beyond those based on taste, style, and personal preference. Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes: Introduces a range of practical methodologies pertinent to the interpreting, targeting, and creating of forms and messages Furthers the ability of designers by showing them how to design creatively, collaboratively, and strategically, and as a result, helps them move from form-makers to cultural participants—a transformative trend for design professionals Includes case studies with questions and answers contributed by a diverse group, including Second Story and Sol Sender As professional designers play more strategic roles, the need for material on design methodologies is growing. This concise, visually based introduction to the topic is the designer's definitive resource for defining their purpose, and producing work that is original, appropriate, responsible—and inspiring.
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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 Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

Author: David Dabner,Sandra Stewart,Abbie Vickress

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119428858

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 7860

The essential introduction to graphic design for the digital era Graphic Design School provides a comprehensive introduction to visual design for modern media. From the fundamentals of design to advanced techniques and problem solving, this book is packed with practical advice and tutorials for a broad range of applications in any media. This updated sixth edition features a wealth of new guidance that reflects the evolution of the field, including extensive discussion of digital design and resourcing. New discussion tackles User Experience and User Interface Design, plus the latest tools, requirements, and resources for designing for the web, mobile apps, social media, and more. Updated assignments reflect the latest graphic design processes and guide students through the transition from simple solutions to starter portfolio pieces, while full-color illustrations, case studies, and designer biographies bring real-world perspective to this complex, multi-faceted skill. As media continues to evolve, graphic designers must possess a core set of competencies that translate across all applications. This book teaches the critical concepts and essential skills that build the framework for successful, innovative design. Master the principles, elements, and tools of design Delve into typography, color, and layout for print and screen Understand coding requirements and information architecture Design for apps, social media, mobile devices, and more Graphic design has never been a static field, and the continual honing of skills and techniques is an essential part of the job. Innovation comes from change, and today's design landscape is evolving at an ever-increasing pace—expanding diversity in media, audience, topic, technique, tools, and more offer unprecedented opportunity to make your mark. Graphic Design School equips you with a rock-solid foundation to support whatever your talent builds.
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Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621534936

Category: Design

Page: 380

View: 4992

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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Author: Robert Harland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472597761

Category: Design

Page: 152

View: 7832

Graphic Design in Urban Environments introduces the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. These elements, smaller than buildings, are generally understood by urban designers to comprise such phenomena as sculpture, clock towers, banners, signs, large screens, the portrayal of images on buildings through "smart screens,†? and other examples of what urban designers call "urban objects.†?The graphic object as it is defined here also refers to a range of familiar things invariably named in the literature as maps, street numbers, route signs, bus placards, signs, architectural communication, commercial vernacular, outdoor publicity, lettering, banners, screens, traffic and direction signs and street furniture. One can also add markings of a sports pitch, lighting, bollards, even red carpets or well dressings. By looking at the environment, and design and deconstructing form and context relationships, the defining properties and configurational patterns that make up graphic objects are shown in this book to link the smallest graphic detail (e.g. the number 16) to larger symbolic statements (e.g. the Empire State Building). From a professional design practice perspective, a cross section through type, typographic, graphic and urban design will provide a framework for considering the design transition between alphabets, writing systems, images (in the broadest sense) and environments.
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Practice and Theory

Author: Jost Hochuli,Robin Kinross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780907259237

Category: Design

Page: 166

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Newly revised and expanded, this classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to traditional and modern, and symmetrical and assymetrical solutions. Jost Hochuli's work of over 30 years as a book designer is showcased, along with detailed comments by noted designer and critic Robin Kinross."As a designer, Hochuli's main concern is to work out individual solutions for individual books. This book is sure to help anyone who is seeking to develop a considered attitude toward the design and production of the book as a codex." -Fernand Baudin, Logos
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writing on graphic design

Author: Ellen Lupton,J. Abbott Miller

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 211

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Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller are the founders and directors of the graphic design program at the Maryland Institute of Art, as well as the authors of numerous books on design (Mixing Messages, Dimensional Typography, Mechanical Brides, see pages 25-26). This collection of their essays on graphic design, winner of a Design Destinction Award from I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review, is now available for the first time in paperback format. "In these theoretical essays, the author-designers create their most challenging, playful, and original work". -- Michael Rock, I.D. Magazine "It is striking not just in ambition, range, and detail, but also in their attempt to embody ideas in and through design, taking seriously the fact that form and content intertwine". -- Robin Kinross, Eye "A pleasure to look at, to read, and to go back to over and over again. The writing is well researched, offers new ideas, and even a little controversy now and then. This is what contemporary design, writing,and research look like". -- Erik Spiekermann, Blueprint "Serious, considered, and provocative". -- Tod Lippy, Print
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Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 305

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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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An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design

Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411603

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 6066

A guide to the practice of researching for graphic design projects. It explains key theories; examines the importance of audience, communication theory, semiotics and semantics.
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Conceptual Graphic Design Basics

Author: Elizabeth Resnick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471418290

Category: Design

Page: 264

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Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891165

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 8219

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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An Introduction to Design Concepts in Everyday Experience

Author: Meredith Davis,Jamer Hunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350031836

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Where do design principles come from? Are they abstract "rules" established by professionals or do they have roots in human experience? And if we encounter these visual phenomena in our everyday lives, how do designers use them to attract our attention, orient our behavior, and create compelling and memorable communication that stands out among the thousands of messages we confront each day? Today's work in visual communication design shifts emphasis from simply designing objects to designing experiences; to crafting form that acknowledges cognitive and cultural influences on interpretation. In response, Meredith Davis and Jamer Hunt provide a new slant on design basics from the perspective of audiences and users. Chapters break down our interactions with communication as a sequence of meaningful episodes, each with related visual concepts that shape the interpretive experience. Explanatory illustrations and professional design examples support definitions of visual concepts and discussions of context. Work spans print, screen, and environmental applications from around the world. This introduction to visual communication design demystifies the foundational concepts that underpin professional design decisions and shape our experiences in a complex visual world.
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Author: Denise Gonzales Crisp,William F. Temple,Meredith J. Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289815

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 3550

The practice of typography has been radicallytransformed in the digital age, and this book is anup-to-date introduction to the field. It explorespractical concerns—maximizing legibility, designingfor both printed and screen-based output,working with different grid systems—and studentsare introduced to the fundamentals of predigitaltypographic technology..
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Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice

Author: R. Brian Stone,Leah Wahlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351034537

Category: Art

Page: 330

View: 1929

This collection offers an expansive, multiplatform exploration of the rapidly-expanding area of motion design and motion graphics, taking into account both theoretical questions and creative professional practice. Spanning interaction design, product interfaces, kinetic data visualizations, typography, TV and film title design, brand building, narrative storytelling, history, exhibits and environments, editors R. Brian Stone and Leah Wahlin offer an interdisciplinary range of academic essays and professional interviews that together form a dialogue between motion design theory and professional practice. Written for both those critically engaged with motion design as well as those working or aspiring to work professionally in the field, the book features a range of international contributors and interviews with some of the best-known designers in the field, including Kyle Cooper, Karin Fong, and Daniel Alenquer. The Theory and Practice of Motion Design seeks to illuminate the diverse, interdisciplinary field of motion design by offering a structured examination of how motion design has evolved, what forces define our current understanding and implementation of motion design, and how we can plan for and imagine the future of motion design as it unfolds.
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